- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio sheriff says a suspect in a drug deal struck a police officer with his car while fleeing and was shot multiple times by two officers before crashing his car and later dying at a hospital.

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer says undercover law enforcement officers witnessed a drug deal Wednesday morning in the Dayton suburb of Harrison Township. He says officers approached the vehicles where the transaction happened, and the suspected dealer fled, striking a Trotwood police officer with his car.

The sheriff says a deputy and the Trotwood officer then fired at the suspect.

Plummer says the man crashed his vehicle and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The Trotwood officer was treated for injuries.


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