Suspect wounded after alleged police car theft, high-speed chase, standoff

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HURRICANE, Utah – A female suspect was shot by officers after she allegedly attempted to steal a police car in Washington County on Monday.

Washington County Sheriff’s officials say officers arrested a female suspect on Monday evening. As an officer was removing her from the police vehicle at the jail, she displayed a weapon and was able to steal a police vehicle.

The woman led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed chase. Spikes were deployed and the pursuit ended in Hurricane. After the chase ended, there was a standoff between police and the suspect.

One deputy fired his weapon and struck the woman, ending the standoff. Her current condition is unknown.

The incident is under investigation.