FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Fresno police officer had part of his ear torn while arresting a suspect that allegedly burglarized a downtown Fresno bank.
Officers got a call of an alarm going off at the Citi Bank on Kern and M at 6:15 Thursday morning. One officer noticed broken windows and started setting up a perimeter.
As other officers were arriving, police say the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Willis Randolph, ran away into an alley.
The initial officer chased Randolph, and tackled him to the ground.
Other officers noticed that the arresting officer was bleeding near his head.
They found that he had part of his right ear detached and he was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
He's expected to be okay.
Police say Randolph was released from jail just hours before at 2 am Thursday.
Randolph has been arrested six times this month for charges related to burglary and vandalism.
In total, officials say Randolph has been arrested 22 times since April 2018.