US Park Police Officer Fires at Driver Who Rammed Cruiser During Traffic Stop

A U.S. Park Police officer fired at a driver who rammed the officer's vehicle early Thursday morning, police said.

Just before 4 a.m., officers attempted to stop a dark, older-model Dodge Charger in the area of Talbert Street and Talbert Terrace SE. After an officer got out of his cruiser and began to approach the Charger, the driver reversed and rammed the cruiser, also striking the officer, police said.

The officer's leg was injured. He fired his weapon, but it is unclear if the suspect was struck.

The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

The officer is being treated at a hospital; he is expected to be OK.

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