Police: Trooper shoots man driving at him, dragging officer

AP News
Posted: Apr 26, 2017 12:55 PM

CLAY, Ky. (AP) — A man has been wounded and a police chief injured after the suspect gained control of a police car as authorities investigated a report of possible counterfeit money in western Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police say in a statement a trooper shot 30-year-old Alex Harvey on Tuesday after he gained control of the Clay Police Department vehicle and drove toward the trooper, dragging Chief Chris Evitts, who tried to stop Harvey.

Police said Harvey and another man were handcuffed in the back of separate police vehicles as officers secured evidence from a Webster County home. The statement says Harvey was handcuffed, but managed to get into the front of the police car.

Police said Evitts was treated and released. Harvey remains hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to face counterfeiting and assault charges.

The trooper wasn't identified.