VANCOUVER -- One of two men arrested after a Vancouver motorcycle officer was shot Monday has been accused of first-degree attempted murder, robbery and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
James Todd Sapp, 47, has a criminal record in both Washington and Oregon, with prior convictions for assault, eluding police and drug offenses.
The police officer remained in critical condition Tuesday morning at a Vancouver hospital. He was shot multiple times. His name has not been released.
Court records show there was an outstanding warrant for Sapp's arrest for possession of methamphetamine and heroin when the officer pulled him over around 11:30 a.m..
A second suspect hasn't been named yet.
While neighbors ran to the officer's side, police said the suspects sped off in their truck, but they crashed into a tree by Diamond Park, then fled on foot.
Witnesses said one of the men was trying to get away and attempted to carjack them.
The guy comes up to our window, and he says, 'You have to get us the hell out of here!' He said it twice, he said, 'You gotta get me out of here! You gotta get me outta here!' Rodney Dickerson told KGW.
Dickerson said he refused to give the man a ride, but the suspect attacked another driver, stealing his truck.
Eventually both men were caught. One of them gave himself up after hiding in the bushes in a neighborhood.
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