Driver tries to run down officer during pursuit

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Independence police say a fleeing driver attempted to run down an officer who had gotten out of his vehicle.

The Kansas City Star reports that the pursuit happened early Sunday. Police said the driver went off the road and struck a fence being putting the vehicle into reverse and hitting a police car.

The driver then is accused of driving toward an officer who shot at the vehicle. The vehicle involved in the pursuit was found abandoned a few blocks away. Police have made three arrests.

There were no apparent injuries to any of the officers or suspects.



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