Sheriff: Man hits officer with car; shot by officers; dies
Jul. 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.