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Police: Suspect tried to run over officers near Punahou St.

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:47 a.m. HST, Mar 27, 2014

Two officers were injured when a 31-year-old car thief tried to run them down while trying to get away in a stolen car Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Officers were attempting to stop the Ewa Beach man, who was speeding on South King street in a stolen car, police said.  The suspect turned into a Tesoro gas station on Punahou Street, injured two officers and hit two vehicles, just after 4 p.m.

Police arrested the suspect at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder, auto theft and resisting arrest.

Police blocked off Punahou Street and the gas station during the afternoon rush hour as they conducted an investigation at the scene.

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