the republic logo

Dallas police officer injured when hit by car, opens fire, fleeing driver critically hurt


DALLAS — A Dallas police officer has been hit by a fleeing car and ended up on the hood before opening fire on the driver who then crashed the vehicle.

Police say the suspect was in critical condition Monday. The officer was hospitalized in stable condition with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The officer was searching for a fugitive Sunday night when he saw alleged drug-related activity near a hotel.

The officer approached a man who hopped into a car and drove off. The vehicle struck the officer, who was on the hood for about 50 yards but opened fire before being thrown from the car that wrecked nearby.

Police didn't immediately say whether the driver was shot or hurt in the crash, or if he was the person originally sought.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.