Car-burglary suspects busted after SF cops open fire

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This is KTVU crime reporter Henry Lee's Rap Sheet blog for May 11, 2018:

COPS SHOOT, AUTO BURGLARY SUSPECTS NABBED: Two East Bay men were arrested early Friday in connection with an auto-burglary investigation during which San Francisco police opened fire.

The incident began when police in a marked patrol car spotted an auto burglary near Steiner Street and Geary Boulevard at about 1 a.m. 

Officers detained one of the suspects, Maurice Jones, 23, of Brentwood, but the other suspect, Hershel Hale, 21, of Antioch ran away to the area of O'Farrell and Webster streets, hopped into a parked Hyundai and drove off.

Police confronted Hale on the 1500 block of O'Farrell. At one point, police opened fire when the suspect rammed two police cars. No one was hit by gunfire, but an officer was treated and released for crash-related injuries.

Hale again fled in the car and drove to Civic Center Plaza near City Hall, where he was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of a minor injury.

Hale was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, evading police, conspiracy and hit-and-run causing injury.

Jones was booked on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy.

San Francisco police plan to hold a town hall meeting within 10 days to release more information related to the shots fired by officers.