Man forced out of disco is shot by officers after striking them with his SUV

Man forced out of disco is shot by officers after striking them with his SUV

Reuters

A man ejected from a Dallas nightclub this weekend was shot by police after hitting two off-duty officers in uniform with his sport-utility vehicle, seriously injuring one, police said on Monday.

The unidentified man was removed from the Kalua Discotheque by bouncers after a disturbance inside the club shortly before midnight on Sunday, Dallas police said.

The suspect retrieved his black SUV from the valet station and backed into one of the officers before plowing forward over a curb, striking the second officer and dragging him at least 15 feet, police said.

Both officers fired multiple rounds at the SUV, striking the suspect an unknown number of times and causing him to crash the vehicle, witnesses told police.

The second officer was taken to a hospital in stable condition with broken bones, a severe head laceration and other injuries, police said. The officer who was struck first by the SUV was not seriously injured.

The suspect remains in a hospital with unknown injuries. Police have not said what charges he may face.

(Editing by Jon Herskovitz; editing by Grant McCool)

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