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SACRAMENTO --

A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was injured during a pursuit in Sacramento on Wednesday night.

The pursuit started near 37th Street and 15th Avenue when a Sacramento County Sheriff's Gang Unit saw a silver Acura with no license plates, according to Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Tony Turnbull. Deputies followed the car, and the driver led them on a pursuit at speeds of up to 60 mph.

The driver headed southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and eventually turned right on Fruitridge Road where he got on the northbound Highway 99 on-ramp, Turnbull said.

At this point, deputies say they saw the suspect throw a gun from the window of the Acura, Turnbull said.

The suspect exited the freeway on Broadway. Near Broadway and Alhambra, the deputy in pursuit attempted a "pit maneuver" at speeds of about 30 mph. The maneuver was unsuccessful and the deputy crashed into a tree.

The deputy was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect continued driving away. Other officers continued to pursue the suspect.

Near the area of MLK Boulevard and 15th Avenue, the hood of the suspect car flipped up and he could no longer see. He fled from the car on foot.

A police helicopter observed the suspect hopping from backyard to backyard in the area, according to the sheriff's department. He was eventually cornered by law enforcement and apprehended by a K9. He was transported to an area hospital.

The Acura did not have license plates, but a VIN number check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen.

The suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Somephone Siacksorn, was arrested on charges of felony assault on an officer, gun charges and pursuit, police said.

Siacksorn was booked into jail in lieu of $1,070,000 bail. He will appear in court on Friday.