City officer shoots man after being hit by car

Driver hit in neck, treated for non-life-threatening injuries

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August 03, 2005|By Winyan Soo Hoo | Winyan Soo Hoo,Special to baltimoresun.com

A Baltimore policeman shot a man in a vehicle in the neck this morning after the driver allegedly struck the officer with the car, according to authorities.

Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman, said the incident occurred at 10:27 a.m. in the 1300 block of Presstman St. after the officer, who authorities would not immediately identify, approached the man's vehicle and started a conversation. When the man began to drive away, according to Harris, he struck the officer, and the policeman opened fire.

The driver was hit in the neck and collapsed, leaving the car in the 900 block of Bennett Place, Harris said.

The victim, who police also did not immediately identify, was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at University Hospital. Harris had no information on the victim's condition.

The officer was treated for minor injuries at the scene of the shooting.

Originally published August 3, 2005, 1:02 PM EDT

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