MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota BCA is investigating after an officer shot at a suspect when he fled a traffic stop and struck an officer with his car.
The incident happened early Wednesday morning, during a traffic stop at 2:08 a.m. on Eastgate Drive in southeast Rochester.READ MORE: 'I Feel Like It's Worse': Parts Of South Minneapolis Still Plagued By Needle Littering
The car fled the stop and ended up a couple of miles away at Valleyhigh Flats on Kenosha Drive, northwest of the city. There, officers attempted to make contact with the driver, who was later determined to be a 26-year-old man.
The driver drove towards and struck an officer who was on foot, who was then thrown over the car. The driver then struck two squad cars.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine For Younger Kids 'Would Be Absolute Relief' For Families With Immunocompromised Members
It was during this time that an officer shot their weapon; the suspect was not hit.
The man then attempted to flee, coming to a stop a short distance from the parking lot. There, he was taken into custody. Rochester Police also say a Taser was used while he was taken in.MORE NEWS: How Did Pumpkin Spice Become The Flavor Of Fall?
The officer struck by the car was taken into the Mayo Clinic Emergency Room with non-life threatening injures. The suspect was also taken to the emergency room.