Officer fires at man who rammed police cruiser with car

November 24, 2019 GMT

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly rammed into a parked police car in Lenexa, Kansas, before fleeing in his vehicle.

Lenexa Police say the Kansas City, Kansas, man hit a police officer’s parked car and injured the officer Saturday afternoon, and the officer fired at the suspect as he fled.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says that while police were chasing him, the suspect’s vehicle ran through a red light and struck a Ford Explorer that slid into a minivan.

The suspect was arrested after the crash and taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

The Lenexa officer who fired his weapon was not seriously hurt in the initial crash. No other injuries were reported.