- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a Rochester police officer shot and wounded an auto theft suspect while being dragged by the vehicle after trying to arrest the man.

Police Chief Michael Ciminelli says the officer spotted a stolen car in Seneca Park late Tuesday afternoon and approached the suspect, who broke away and fled on foot.

The man ran back to the car and started to drive off as the officer leaned into the vehicle. Ciminelli says the car moved forward and dragged the officer, with at least one of the tires running over him.

Ciminelli says the officer then shot the suspect once. He continued driving but was caught by other officers soon after.

Police say the man’s injuries aren’t life-threatening. He hasn’t been charged yet.

The officer was treated and released at a hospital.

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