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Police Shoot Suspect

A man who attempted to knock down a police officer with a vehicle is detained in hospital after he was shot on Tuesday, police have said.

Reports are that shortly before 1:00p.m., a police officer was on duty at Paradise Island, when a man driving a vehicle aroused his suspicion.

The officer then signaled to the man to stop his vehicle to conduct a search for dangerous drugs and firearms.

The officer then asked the man exit the vehicle but the man refused to do so.

The man then reversed his vehicle a few feet and then drove at the officer with a high rate of speed.

The officer in fear of his life discharged his police service handgun and shot the driver.

The man received a minor gunshot wound and was rushed to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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