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Kentucky officer shoots at suspect who rammed police cruiser

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 06:12:00-04

A northern Kentucky police officer drew his gun and fired at a suspect who drove their vehicle into the officer's cruiser, officials said.

According to the Kenton County Police Department, the officer tried to pull over a vehicle suspected of running from another police agency around 10 p.m. Monday night. After a short chase the driver and vehicle stopped.

When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and rammed the officer's cruiser. The officer pulled his gun out and shot at the suspect. The suspect fled on foot then.

It's not known whether the officer injured the driver or not. No suspect information has been released at this time.

The case is under investigation.

WCPO will update this with more information as it becomes available.