UPDATE 9:15 pm: A Berkeley police investigative unit followed a suspect to Castro Valley this evening as part of an investigation into a crime, according to Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. The officers made a traffic stop of the suspect in Castro Valley.

“As they got out of their unmarked car the suspect went into reverse and pinned one of the officers between his car and the police car,” said Sgt. Nelson. “When that happened the other officer shot at the suspect.”

The police officer suffered “serious” leg and hand injuries, said Sgt. Nelson. He did not know why the BPD was chasing the suspect.

Original story:

A Berkeley police officer was injured Wednesday evening when he and another officer were trying to make an arrest in Castro Valley.

The incident took place around 5 pm near the intersection of Center Street and Grove Way in Castro Valley, a  spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department told KTVU.

Two Berkeley police officers were trying to make an arrest when the suspect pinned one of the officers in between his car and that of the police, according to KTVU. The officer was sent to Eden Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries to his leg and hand, according to the sheriff’s department. The second police officer then shot the suspect.

The condition of the suspect is unknown.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...