PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say they're searching for two men in a stolen vehicle that rammed a patrol car right before an officer opened fire.
They say a police officer was almost run over by the stolen car.
Officers on patrol discovered the vehicle in a convenience store parking lot about 6:30 a.m. Monday.
One officer started to get out of the patrol car when police say the driver of the stolen vehicle hit the gas.
The stolen vehicle rammed the passenger-side door of the police car, which in turn hit the officer.
The 28-year-old policeman pulled his gun and fired at the driver of the stolen car.
The officer was left with minor injuries.