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Arrest goes bad near Lemon Grove Albertsons

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Picture taken at scene by News 8’s Steve Price. Picture taken at scene by News 8’s Steve Price.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A deputy U.S. marshal opened fire Wednesday on a fugitive probationer outside an East County supermarket, wounding him in the arm, prior to a brief road chase that ended when the suspect crashed the vehicle he was driving on a freeway offramp and was arrested, authorities reported.

The deputy marshal shot into the front of the black BMW driven by Cedric Leroy Black, 22, about 1:30 p.m. after the suspect allegedly rammed an unmarked law enforcement SUV and steered toward him in front of an Albertsons store in Lemon Grove, said Omar Castillo, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.

After being shot, Black, who was wanted on warrants charging him with robbery, burglary and probation violations, sped off, got on nearby State Route 94 and drove west as officers gave chase, according to Castillo.

Moments later, Black exited at College Grove Way in the Oak Park district of San Diego, where the sedan he was driving skidded and crashed.

Authorities arrested the suspect, and medics took him to a hospital for treatment of an apparently non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

A deputy U.S. marshal was evaluated for a minor leg injury, according to Castillo.

The pursuit lasted about a minute, the spokesman said.

The federal officer who opened fire on Black was working with a regional fugitive task force assigned to track down the suspect.

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