OKC officer injured after being struck by car of fleeing shoplifting suspects

Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at 2:08 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A female Oklahoma City Police Department officer was hospitalized after being struck by the car of fleeing shoplifting suspects at the Kohl’s on Northwest Expressway and Council Road on Tuesday, reports News on 6.

According to officials, two officers responded to the store after employees called to report two female shoplifters. The officers then chased after the suspects as they exited the store and got into their vehicle. When the female officer stepped in front of the suspect vehicle, the driver accelerated and attempted to run over the officer.

Fortunately, the officer was able to avoid being run over but was struck by the front quarter panel of the vehicle and knocked over. As the vehicle passed, the officer was then hit in the head by a side-view mirror, causing non-serious injuries to her face.

Police lost track of the suspect vehicle after it sped away towards Northwest Expressway.

Following the altercation, the female officer drove to Integris Baptist hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Investigators are currently working to locate the suspects, one of whom has been identified by authorities.

OKCPD MSgt. Gary Knight urges anyone with information to call The Crime Stoppers tip line at 405-235-7300.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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