- Associated Press - Saturday, February 25, 2017

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - Sierra Vista authorities say a police officer and a shoplifting suspect were both injured when struck by a vehicle during a foot pursuit.

City spokesman Adam Curtis says the officer was released from a hospital after treatment of unspecified injuries following the Friday night incident, and police Corp. Tim Wachtel says the female suspect is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the male officer made contact with the suspect shortly before 7 p.m. and that she ran off and he pursued her onto Fry Boulevard.

Officials say there was a brief struggle before the officer and suspect were struck by an eastbound vehicle.

Sierra Vista police and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Offie are investigating.



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