COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Council Bluffs police are investigating a shooting involving an officer on the force.

The shot or shots rang out around 3:10 a.m. Thursday at a convenience store near Mercy Hospital. Police say the officer was checking a report about a suspicious vehicle in a business parking lot. Police say the officer fired while trying to arrest the man driving the car.

The car sped way but soon went out of control and crashed, flipping onto its roof. He was arrested after a short foot chase.

Police say the man was taken to an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital. His name and the name of the officer involved have not been released.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.