CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 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.
These photos of the crime scene on Logie Ave taken by a witness who was nearby when the car crashed into a tree. pic.twitter.com/nYlcFbyD4D— Matt Jacobs (@MattJacobsFOX46) July 5, 2017
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.
Heavy police activity on Logie Age off of Central Ave. 2 people have been loaded onto an ambulance by Medic. pic.twitter.com/ZpFfv6cQuF— Matt Jacobs (@MattJacobsFOX46) July 5, 2017
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.