Waterford man charged with attempted murder following police chase
A Waterford man who suffered a gunshot wound after Six Nations Police chased a stolen vehicle on Sunday afternoon was charged with attempted murder on Tuesday.
Officers responding to a crash on Oneida Road at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday discovered a black Chevrolet Avalanche that had been reported stolen. Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled, travelling southbound at a high rate of speed on Tuscarora Road.
Investigators say the driver pulled off the road into the woods near the area of Tuscarora and Sixth Line roads.
The driver left the vehicle and fled while an officer pursued him on foot.
Police say the suspect ran to Sixth Line Road, where a silver four-door vehicle stopped and picked him up. As the driver accelerated, he drove directly at the officer who was pursuing the suspect.
Police say the officer shot at the vehicle.
The vehicle went into the ditch, but accelerated back onto the road and sped away.
Other officers arrived in the area and followed the vehicle to Sour Springs Plaza on Second Line Road, where two occupants were arrested. The driver of the silver vehicle had suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm.
The accused was taken to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
An 18-year-old Waterford man is charged with attempted murder, dangerous driving and flight from police.
A 21-year-old Waterford man is charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous driving and flight from police.
Six Nations Police have requested that the Ontario Provincial Police investigate the incident.