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PD: Suspected impaired driver hits 3 officers in Phoenix QuikTrip lot; act appears intentional

Posted at 4:12 AM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 17:42:10-04

***WARNING: VIDEO ABOVE IS GRAPHIC***

PHOENIX (KNXV) - Police have released the video of a man who drove through a group of officers as they were standing outside a Phoenix gas station early Tuesday morning.

According to Phoenix police, the incident occurred just before 2 a.m.at a QuikTrip gas station on Camelback Road, off Interstate 17.

Three officers were hurt after 44-year-old Marc LaQuon Payne reportedly drove his vehicle at the group, before hitting a patrol car and the front of the store.

Two officers suffered serious injuries, but they don't appear to be life-threatening, according to police. A third officer was able to escape injury, but suffered some minor wounds during a struggle to arrest the suspect.

At this time, the act appears to have been intentional and police suspect impairment was a factor.

Phoenix police chief Joseph Yahner said this was a violent and cowardly act. He went onto say that we should all be outraged.