Tacoma Washington. Tacoma Police are searching for a suspect that allegedly dragged with his automobile a Tacoma policeman as the driver fled from a traffic stop.
The name of the policeman who was dragged by the suspect has not been identified by the police department. The officer did not suffer any life threatening injuries in the incident.
The policeman managed to break loose from the grip of the suspect who was driving a vehicle. When the policeman got loose he fired several shots at the suspect who managed to get away. It is not clear if any of the shots hit the suspect.
Tacoma Police Department spokesman Lieutenant David O' Dea said the incident happened on Monday night in the area of East 2nd Street and East F Street when the policeman pulled over a driver who had a domestic violence warrant on him on a traffic stop.
O'Dea said the suspect in the automobile refused to obey the commands of the policeman. When the policeman approached the suspect's automobile he saw narcotics on the suspects lap.
The suspect then grabbed the policeman and drove away from the scene while holding on the policeman. The policeman managed to break his grip and then he reached for his gun and fired several shots at the suspect but he escaped. The police officer is now on administrative leave.
Local hospitals in the area have been told by the police to contact them if a victim shows up with an unexplained gunshot wound that would need medical attention.
News source KING 5 News