- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka police say an officer who was assaulted by a driver during a traffic stop shot and wounded the motorist after that person tried to flee.

Authorities say the shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. The driver fled the scene but was later arrested.

Police Lt. Chris Heaven tells the Topeka Capital-Journal that the female officer may have been dragged as the driver attempted to flee. Police Lt. Colleen Stuart says the officer fired once, wounding the driver.


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The officer sustained injuries to a hand and arm.

The officer and the driver were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries police said were not life-threatening.



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