El Cajon Police officer suffers head injury during struggle with shoplifting suspect

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 02:46:04-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV)--A police officer was hospitalized after sustaining a head injury during a struggle with a shoplifting suspect Monday morning, according to the El Cajon Police Department. 

Police were called after a person was observed shoplifting at the Dollar Tree store on Fletcher Parkway around 11 a.m.  

An officer chased the suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Daniel Cook, to the KFC restaurant located at 724 Fletcher Parkway near North Johnson Avenue where he was injured while trying to make an arrest. 

Police said Cook fled but was caught by two different officers who used a Taser to help subdue him, police said. 

The condition of the injured police officer was unknown Monday afternoon.

Police said Cook was not injured during the altercation.He is being charged with multiple counts, including attempted murder in the first degree, robbery, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance. 


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