Sus­pect shot, of­fi­cer in­jured

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL - By DUSTIN HOLT [email protected]­

CAM­BRIDGE — A Cam­bridge po­lice of­fi­cer re­port­edly shot a 27-year-old man early Fri­day morn­ing, June 29, af­ter the man al­legedly chased his girl­friend, stole her car and tried to run over the of­fi­cer dur­ing a chase.

Ac­cord­ing to Mary­land State Po­lice, the man was flown to Univer­sity of Mar yland Shock Trauma Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more for treat­ment and is un­der po­lice guard. State po­lice did not re­lease the name of the sus­pect or the name of the of­fi­cer who shot the sus­pect.

Po­lice said of­fi­cers re­sponded to the 700 block of St. Clair Av­enue at about 12:30 a.m. Fri­day for a re­ported do­mes­tic dis­pute. Po­lice said the sus­pect’s mother re­ported her son was chas­ing his naked girl­friend down the street.

Re­spond­ing of­fi­cers found the woman, who told them the sus­pect had stolen her car, a Chrysler 200, ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports. A short time later, the sus­pect was spot­ted driv­ing in the area by of­fi­cers, but he dis­re­garded po­lice at­tempts to stop him.

A pur­suit en­sued through Cam­bridge; and dur­ing the pur­suit, the sus­pect tried to ram a po­lice car, po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to state po­lice, a Cam­bridge of­fi­cer tried to stop the sus­pect in the area of Dou­glas and High streets by block­ing his move­ment on a one-way street. Po­lice said the car slowed or stopped, and the of­fi­cer shouted mul­ti­ple times to the sus­pect to get out and get on the ground.

Po­lice said in­stead of com­ply­ing, the sus­pect ac­cel­er­ated the car and drove di­rectly at the of­fi­cer. In fear for his life, the of­fi­cer fired his depart­ment-is­sued .40-cal­iber Glock 22 pis­tol at the sus­pect, ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports. The sus­pect con­tin­ued to drive at the of­fi­cer, and the ve­hi­cle hi his leg and foot as it passed.

The sus­pect was ap­pre­hended a short dis­tance later, and of­fi­cers found he had been shot and ad­min­is­tered first aid un­til emer­gency med­i­cal per­son­nel ar­rived, ac­cord­ing to state po­lice.

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