A man attempted to punch an officer in downtown Tucson

A man attempted to punch an officer in downtown Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) — A man is facing a felony endangerment charge after he allegedly attempted to hit an officer with his car earlier this month.

Officers were conducting a traffic stop on the night of Jan. 12 in downtown Tucson when a sedan started speeding toward an officer who was standing in the back of his patrol car.

The sedan swerved at the last second, narrowly missing the officer and his patrol car.

The officer was able to catch up with the sedan and get its license plate number before it drove off.

Authorities then identified Francisco Javier Saucedo, 24, as the driver and arrested him on January 20.

He faces charges of felony endangerment and criminal flight from law enforcement, and was incarcerated in the Pima County Jail.

Saucedo was convicted in 2018 of shooting Tucson police officers that year. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call 99-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous.

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