TACOMA, Wash. —
Tacoma police are looking for a driver who hit a patrol officer with a car and dragged him through a parking lot.
Police spokesman Mark Fulghum tells The News Tribune the officer suffered bumps and bruises and was treated at a hospital.
The spokesman says both the officer and his partner fired at the vehicle as it sped away early Tuesday morning. Police found it abandoned a short time later.
The two officers had been investigating a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot when that vehicle’s driver backed over the officer who was out of his patrol car.
Neither officer was identified; both were placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com