Ethan Owen (12090)

1/10/2010: Owen stole a purse and ran to a truck driven by his brother, Eric. Officer Alonzio Hardin pursued them in his privately-owned SUV. Four miles later, Officer Hardin heard an explosion at about the time he struck the truck, which fell into a ditch and stopped against a retaining wall. Eric survived the crash. Ethan was killed. A shotgun with an empty shell in the chamber and a purse were recovered. Officer Hardin, who had served SAPD for two years, did not identify himself as law enforcement.

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