Injured cop fires at car
TWO Sydney police opened fire on a fleeing suspect who tried to run one of them over in his car yesterday.
The senior constable, aged in his 20s, was considered lucky to have sustained only minor injuries.
The motorist had crossed to the wrong side of the road and drove through a red light in the inner Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo.
When police tried to question the man in a cul-de-sac, the car knocked the officer to the ground.
The driver allegedly then reversed towards the officer who fired his gun, hitting the car.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch said the officer had acted correctly in trying to protect himself.
The officer’s partner, a probationary constable, also fired shots, all of which hit the car.
No one was seriously hurt. The injured officer was treated in St Vincent’s Hospital for soft tissue damage to his legs and minor cuts and bruises.
A 35-year-old man has been charged and will face court shortly.