CMPD officer struck by suspect vehicle during chase; 2 in custody

- Two people have been arrested after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was injured when he was hit by a suspect vehicle during a chase in east Charlotte.

Just after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday a license plate reader hit on a stolen 2005 Kia Optima near Central Ave. and Sharon Amity Rd. The car was stopped by two officers, but when they approached the car the driver took off, striking one of the officers. 

According to CMPD, the officer received minor injuries and is expected to be alright. After hitting the officer, the suspect vehicle continued with police in pursuit until crashing into a tree on Logie Ave. off of Central Ave., police said.

The driver, a man, then jumped out of the car and ran, but he was quickly taken into custody along with the passenger, a woman. Both were transported to the hospital by Medic to be treated.

The car had been reported stolen near Hickory Grove this morning.

We have a crew on scene working to gather more details. Keep refreshing as new information becomes available.

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