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November 12, 2012
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Pa. officer dragged by car, shoots driver

The suspect put the car in gear after being approached by two officers, prompting one cop to fire

By PoliceOne Staff

PITTSBURGH — An officer shot a motorist who dragged him more than 100 yards after fleeing a traffic stop.

Chief Paul Donaldson told the Associated Press the suspect put the car in gear after being approached by two officers.  One officer tried reaching into the vehicle, and the suspect drove off, prompting the officer to fire in self-defense, according to SF Gate.

The vehicle stopped when it crashed into a home.

The officer was treated for hand and arm injuries.

The suspect underwent surgery for gunshot wounds.

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