Man hit by Hamilton County Sheriff's cruiser after jumping out of car during pursuit

CINCINNATI -- A man was grazed by a Hamilton County Sheriff's cruiser Thursday evening when he jumped out of his vehicle during a pursuit that ended in Bond Hill.

The pursuit began in Roselawn at 8:54 p.m. near Reading and Section roads, and ended a brief time later near the intersection of Rossmore Avenue and Oberlin Boulevard, according to a Hamilton County dispatcher.

Sheriffs deputies say it was a routine traffic stop on Reading Road when the suspect suddenly sped off. The chase came to a stop when the suspect jumped out of his car, fell to the ground and was grazed by a pursuing deputy's cruiser.

Deputies told 9 On Your Side reporter Natasha Williams they believe the man took off because he had a gun.

The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available but his injuries were described as minor by law enforcement officials at the scene.

The suspect faces several charges including fleeing and eluding police. Investigators said he may face additional weapons charges.

It's unclear why the deputies were pursuing the suspect.

No other information is available at this time.

9 On Your Side and WCPO.com will update this story when more information is available.

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