By PoliceOne Staff
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Chilling video shows a deputy narrowly avoid being hit by a high-speed pursuit suspect.
In the video obtained by KREM, Deputy Sky Ortiz is seen laying down spike strips during a Friday pursuit when Jorel Fultz comes barrelling toward him. Ortiz jumps in his patrol car’s trunk to avoid being struck.
"Definitely just wanted to get to a safer location and get a little bit between me and him," Ortiz told KREM. "Only thing I had at the time was the trunk."
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Posted by KREM 2 News on Saturday, August 5, 2017
Police said they attempted to arrest Fultz on felony firearm charges when he fled. The suspect led them on a high-speed pursuit that ended with a K-9 apprehension. Fultz was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. No serious injuries were reported.