Dragged by Car, Officer Fires Weapon at Fleeing Suspect

A Germantown, Tennessee, Police Officer is recovering after he was dragged by a car following a shoplifting incident.

According to Germantown Police, at approximately 3:56 p.m., officers responded to the Poplar Old Navy store regarding a shoplifting in progress. Responding officers encountered the suspects as they entered a silver four door sedan. As the officers attempted to detain the suspects, one officer became entangled in the door and was carried by the vehicle at a high rate of speed from the scene.

The officer discharged his duty weapon and subsequently fell from the vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued from the scene and was last seen by officers westbound on Humphreys Blvd. The officer was transported to Germantown Methodist Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.   [Source: Fox13 News]

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