2 shot by police after vehicle slams into police car during traffic stop in East ChicagoSun-Times Wireon August 12, 2021 at 4:30 am

Two people were shot by police Wednesday morning after a vehicle slammed into a police car during a traffic stop in East Chicago, Indiana.

About 8:50 a.m., officers attempted to make a traffic stop near Indianapolis Boulevard and Chicago Avenue, East Chicago police said. The driver refused to stop and struck a squad car that was attempting to assist with the stop.

Once the driver of the vehicle struck the squad car, he continued to accelerate, trapping one of the officers inside the vehicle and pinning his leg near the door panel, police said.

An officer who was inside the squad car got out of the car and fired shots, striking the driver and a passenger, police said. They were taken to the hospital in Chicago for treatment.

The officer was taken to St. Catherine Hospital for treatment, police said.

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