Phoenix Police Sergeant Hospitalized After Suspect Hits Him With Fleeing Vehicle

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A Phoenix police sergeant is in a local hospital after receiving non-life-threatening injuries as a result of a violent incident in the west valley on Tuesday.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the sergeant was conducting follow up at a convenience store near the area of Camelback Road and 51st Avenue. Employees of the convenience store identified a man just outside the store as the person who had committed a theft the day prior. Additionally, the employee indicated that the man was often armed with a handgun when he was seen at the business.

As the sergeant contacted the man, a struggle began as the man attempted to get into a nearby vehicle. The man was able to get into the car and quickly accelerated in reverse causing the sergeant to be knocked to the ground and suffer injuries. The man drove off from the area, ditched his car at a nearby location and took off running. Responding patrol officers quickly established a perimeter and began a search, which resulted in the man being located and arrested.

The sergeant was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He is currently in stable condition and continues to receive treatment.

The man was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries he received as part of the incident. Once the man is treated, he will be booked into the Maricopa County Jail on several charges stemming from the investigation.

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