Central Arkansas officer injured by suspect

Central Arkansas officer injured by suspect

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) - A police officer in Central Arkansas was injured Wednesday morning when he was hit by the suspect's vehicle after responding to a disturbance.

According to a report from KARK, the Sherwood police officer was able to fire a shot at the suspect as he drove away, wounding him.

Police went to the area of Whitewood Drive and Woodruff Avenue around 10 a.m.  after police got a call about the disturbance involving a man and a woman in a vehicle, KARK reported.

As officers got to the scene, the man drove off but was stopped at a nearby dead-end street. Officers went to remove the man from the vehicle, but he drove off hitting the officer.

The officer's injuries were not life threatening. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition, the television station reported.

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