Police Officer Struck by Fleeing Vehicle

The injured officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010  |  Updated 6:46 AM CDT
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While trying to make an arrest, an officer was run over.

While trying to make an arrest, an officer was run over.

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Chicago Police officer was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning as he tried to arrest its driver.

Now a manhunt is on for the fugitive driver.

Two officers tried to pull over a silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 79th and South Chicago Ave., at about 1:12 a.m. The driver refused to stop and hit one of the officers during his escape, police said.

The other officer started shooting. The Independent Police Review Authority said no one was hurt.

The stolen car drove onto an expressway, and the officers followed. However, the driver and his passenger ditched the car near 147th street in Dixmoor, police said.

Illinois State Police District Chicago Master Sgt. Anthony Hoop said their officers are helping Chicago Police hunt down the suspects. They've set up a large perimeter that includes the Little Calumet River.

Chicago Police dogs are also sniffing out the area near I-57 near Ashland and Broadway.

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