Sep 17, 2008

Backed up smashing

"They were donning their police vests and they were shouting 'stop, police, police,' and stuff," said Capt. Greg Dickens, a department spokesman. "They were loud enough that people inside the nearby restaurant could hear."

One witness reportedly told police he heard the officers scream, "Police! Police! Put your hands up! Get out of the car!"

But the man didn't get out of the car, according to the officers involved in the shooting. The man backed up, smashing into the unmarked police cars, knocking over the informant and knocking over an officer. The officer, along with two others, started shooting.

"Once the officer was hit, he opened fire," Police Chief Jeff Turner said.

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