Suspect accused of shooting SF police officer facing assault charges

San Francisco resident Jeffrey Ruano, 50, was arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer.

March 12, 2014 6:00:37 PM PDT
The man involved in a violent traffic stop that resulted in a San Francisco police officer being shot made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Ruano, 50, is charged with assault on a police officer, but not for the shooting. Ruano is accused of trying to ram the officer with his car.

Police have not determined if Ruano shot the officer or if he even had a gun.

Investigators are also trying to figure out if the officer was shot by a fellow cop.

The officer suffered a wound on his arm.

Ruano was eventually arrested in San Jose after a wild chase through the Peninsula.