San Diego police officer injured during foot chase: 4 arrested after high-speed pursuit

Officer out of hospital and back on the job

LA MESA, Calif. - A San Diego police officer is out of the hospital after he was injured during a foot chase that followed a high-speed pursuit.

San Diego police Lt. Paul Rorrison told 10News the pursuit began at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when officers tried to pull over a white Infiniti sedan near Interstate 805 and El Cajon Boulevard.

"Our officers from the Mid-City Division got some information that the vehicle, the white Infiniti, might be involved in some narcotic activity," said Rorrison.

The driver then led officers on a high-speed pursuit that stretched nearly seven miles over Interstate 805 and Interstate 8, according to police.

The car spun out and crashed on the Lake Murray Boulevard offramp from Interstate 8. Police said three men and a woman jumped out of the car and ran.

An officer who was chasing a suspect down a slippery hill slid face-first into a heavy duty metal fence and injured his hand. He was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital to be treated.

The three men and woman were later arrested.

"These are obviously some dangerous felons that we've taken into custody and got off the streets," Rorrison told 10News.

Officers recovered methamphetamine, pills pipes and a zip gun – which is capable of firing a single but deadly shot – inside the car.

10News was told on Saturday that the injured officer has since returned to work.

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