Man accused of trying to run over Richmond officer

San Francisco resident Quincy Andre Peoples, 42, was arrested in Richmond on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a man who allegedly tried to run over a police officer at a Richmond apartment complex on Monday night, prompting officers to open fire at him, a police lieutenant said.

San Francisco resident Quincy Andre Peoples, 42, was arrested in Richmond around 2 p.m. on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill.

The arrest came less than 24 hours after Peoples was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife in which he allegedly kicked in the door of an apartment near Second Street and Macdonald Avenue, Hill said.

Hill said Peoples was angry after his wife told him she wanted to end their relationship and no longer wanted him at her home.

After kicking in the door, the suspect allegedly used his car to repeatedly ram a parked car at the apartment complex.

When officers arrived on the scene, Peoples tried to run one of them over, prompting officers to shoot at him, striking his car, according to Hill.

The gunfire struck the suspect's car but he did not appear to be injured, the lieutenant said.

Peoples then drove away and crashed near Second Street and Chanslor Avenue, about two blocks away, and ran from the car. He was able to get away from the officers and police could not find him after a search of the area.

Police obtained a $1 million warrant for his arrest and were able to locate him this afternoon.
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