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A CHP chase ended with an officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon, on Bercut Drive at Richards Boulevard near I-5 north of downtown Sacramento.

After witnesses told FOX40 the shooting victim was a woman, CHP clarified the suspect was a man, and was not killed in the shooting.

Sacramento Police and CHP officers blocked off part of Richards Boulevard near Bercut Drive just around 1 p.m. CHP in Stockton started the pursuit when they got a report of a stolen truck. Officers there spotted it and that led to the chase.

"He stole the truck from an active construction site (in Stockton) and the people there tried to stop (him) but he was able to elude them," Michael Bradley, a CHP Public Information Officer told FOX40.

CHP in Sacramento continued the pursuit when the truck reached Walnut Grove. CHP officers attempted a pit maneuver, but it failed when the suspect took the Richards Blvd exit.

"They had numerous attempts to try to stop the vehicle using spike strips. We had a successful spike attempt at the near Seamas Avenue (on I-5 in Sacramento," Bradley said.

With his tires blown out, the suspect then exited at Richards Blvd. CHP officers attempted a pit maneuver, but it failed.

After the suspect turned down Bercut Drive, officers say he then tried to ram police cars. That is when they opened fire.

"Now you have that utility truck coming back at those officers and they absolutely fear for their safety," said Doug Morse, a spokesperson for the Sacramento Police Department.

Morse said his department is taking over the investigation because it's in its jurisdiction.

CHP says the suspect is a Hispanic male in his 30's. According to Morse, the suspect was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and he was struck multiple times with police gunfire.

Bercut Drive near I-5 was blocked off late into Saturday night as officers continued their investigation into the shooting.