A Kansas City police officer shot a woman Friday evening after she dragged him with her car through a parking lot at the Price Chopper at Independence Avenue and Wilson Road.
Police spokesman Tye Grant said the officer tried to make a traffic stop about 8 p.m. A man in the car jumped out and fled on foot, Grant said. The officer then tried to detain the woman driving the car. He was in the process of handcuffing her when she jumped back into the car and drove off, the spokesman said.
The officer was caught in the driver’s side door, and she dragged him around the perimeter of the parking lot and onto Wilson Road, Grant said.
During that time, the officer pulled his gun and shot more than once. Grant said the woman was struck at least once, but she continued driving and dragging the officer. The vehicle didn’t stop, he said, until it struck a pole. The woman tried to run but was apprehended.
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The driver’s wounds don’t appear to be life threatening, Grant said.
The officer was hospitalized Friday night, but Grant said he is expected to be OK.
Police were still looking for the man who fled the vehicle late Friday.
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