MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in Minneapolis say an officer suffered minor injuries Saturday night after a shoplifting suspect struck him with a car.
The Minneapolis Police Department says the incident happened around 10 p.m. at the Cub Foods parking lot on the 5900 block of Nicollet Avenue South.READ MORE: 1 Injured In Minneapolis Apartment Fire
The officer approached the suspect vehicle, which police say was full of suspected shoplifters, and the driver steered the vehicle straight towards the officer and struck him.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Following Some Friday Showers, It’s Gonna Be A #Top10Wx Weekend!
The officer fired one shot at the vehicle, but it was still able to flee the scene.
The officer suffered minor injuries and received medical attention, police say.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Tractor In Traverse County
The incident is under investigation, and officials are reviewing videotape of the scene.