Originally published on 15 April, 2015
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A recently released video from a police car dashcam shows the moment where an Arizona police officer rams his cruiser into armed suspect Mario Valencia.
Valencia fled a Walmart in Marana, where he had allegedly stolen a rifle on February 19. Marana police later intercepted Valencia in front of a post office near the Walmart. Instead of surrendering, Valencia pointed the rifle at his head and threatened to commit suicide. He then fired the rifle in another direction and fled.
Marana police pursued Valencia toward Continental Ranch Self Storage, where an officer then hit Valencia with his police cruiser. Valencia was taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center in serious condition and was hospitalized for two days.
According to CBS5, Valencia may be responsible for several crimes in the Tucson area including robbing a 7/11, a break-in and fire at a church and a home invasion.
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