ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police have recovered a stolen car that fled the scene of a shooting involving an officer, but they’re still searching for the driver who struck an officer and hit several cruisers.
The incident began outside a convenience store Wednesday night when officers spotted a black 2006 Mazda 6 that was stolen a few days earlier. Several unmarked police vehicles pulled into the parking lot as officers attempted to arrest the driver.
Officers say the driver backed up with enough force to “drive up and over” one of the cruisers. An officer fired multiple rounds into the Mazda, but the driver fled the scene.
It’s not known whether anyone inside the car was injured.
The injured officer was treated and released. The officer who fired the shots is on administrative leave.
Source: Associated Press