Suspect Leaves Scene of Traffic Stop, Runs Over Georgia Police Officer


February 13, 2019

FULTON COUNTY, GA. – A suspect who was stopped by police in Fulton County, Georgia, on February 4 left the scene and ran over a police officer in the process, according to an online news story published to northwestgeorgianews.com. The officer, who has not been identified, appears to be in stable condition.* 

The incident happened on the morning of February 4, though it is not clear what time. The Union City Police Department says an officer with the Fairburn Police Department was responding to a traffic stop near a convenience store in southwest Atlanta, Georgia. The officer was assisting another officer and attempted to remove the driver from the stopped vehicle. 

The driver then pushed the officer out of the vehicle and drove away. As the suspect pulled away, he or she ran over the Fairburn police officer. It is not clear why the stop originally took place. No information was reported about the driver or the vehicle, except that the vehicle involved was a truck that had been rented in Memphis, Tennessee. 

The Fairburn police officer was injured in the incident, and it appears he or she received emergency transport to a local hospital for treatment. The officer’s injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. The officer has not been named at this time. 

Reports indicate police tracked down the missing truck in Tyrone, Georgia. It is not clear if the truck was abandoned or if the driver was still inside. Reports did not say whether the suspect driver has been arrested. 

No additional information about the incident has been released at this time. 

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Source:http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/associated_press/georgia-police-officer-struck-by-truck/article_7371cf37-19f0-5e99-b103-d2417c8ae542.html

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