SAPD arrest ‘belligerent’ woman after pursuit through West, South sides

Suspect rammed her SUV into police cruiser, several civilian vehicles, police say

Nini Shante Sumlin has been charged with evading arrest, aggravated assault on a public servant and six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, bookings records with the Bexar County Jail show. Image: Bexar County Jail
Nini Shante Sumlin has been charged with evading arrest, aggravated assault on a public servant and six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, bookings records with the Bexar County Jail show. Image: Bexar County Jail (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 33-year-old woman who police said was belligerent and rammed her SUV a police cruiser and several cars was arrested after leading San Antonio police on a pursuit Tuesday afternoon.

Nini Shante Sumlin has since been charged with evading arrest, aggravated assault on a public servant and six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, bookings records with the Bexar County Jail show. Her bond is set at $450,000.

San Antonio police spokeswoman Jennifer Rodriguez said at around 1 p.m., officers with the department’s SAFFE Unit were helping other officers with an operation in the 3600 block of Fredericksburg Road when they encountered the woman.

SAPD arrest ‘belligerent’ woman after pursuit through West, South sides
SAPD arrest ‘belligerent’ woman after pursuit through West, South sides

Rodriguez said she became belligerent with officers, who asked the woman to leave because she was impeding traffic.

The woman left the scene but returned moments later and became belligerent with officers again. The officers noticed that Sumlin was committing several traffic violations, so they tried to initiate a traffic stop, Rodriguez said.

The woman then intentionally rammed her SUV into an SAPD cruiser and several civilian vehicles and fled the scene, Rodriguez said. Some people in the civilian vehicles suffered minor injuries.

This is one of several cars that SAPD said a 33-year-old woman crashed into before she led police on a pursuit Tuesday afternoon. (KSAT)

Officers followed the woman through the West and South sides and eventually were helped by the department’s Eagle helicopter to locate the woman’s vehicle.

The woman eventually drove into a 7-Eleven store in the 2600 block of S. Zarzamora St., where she parked by some gasoline pumps.

Several minutes later, officers with the Street Crimes Unit arrested Sumlin without incident. She is also being investigated in connection with other potential crimes.

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