Shippensburg officer shoots suspect fleeing in police car

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 10, 2016 4:58 PM

(Shippensburg) -- Authorities say a police officer in central Pennsylvania has shot and wounded a man who stole a police vehicle and tried to run the officer down.

State police say the incident happened Friday afternoon while Shippensburg Borough police officers were questioning a man whose car was parked in a private construction yard.

The man, while standing outside his vehicle, fled and then stole a marked police SUV. State police say the man drove the vehicle directly toward one of the officers and the officer fired a service weapon.

The suspect, who has not been identified, drove for about 1.5 miles on multiple roadways until his injuries prevented him from continuing. He's being treated at a hospital.

The officers were not seriously injured.

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