OIS INC #12191319

An officer observed a suspect who had recently fled a scene. The suspect exited his vehicle, ignored the officer’s commands, and charged him while reaching into his waistband. In fear of his life, the officer discharged his firearm, missed, and struggled with the suspect who was attempting to disarm him. The suspect entered the officer’s patrol vehicle and began to drive off. Fearing the suspect was attempting to take possession of the officer’s firearm inside the vehicle, the officer shot multiple times and struck the suspect. The suspect crashed the patrol vehicle into a ditch and attempted to flee on foot, but responding officers were able to apprehend the suspect who was transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.