Friday, March 3, 2017

Vehicle strikes Sierra Vista officer, shoplifting suspect

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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz.  March 3 2017 Sierra Vista authorities say a police officer and a shoplifting suspect were both injured when struck by a vehicle during a foot pursuit.
City spokesman Adam Curtis says the officer was released from a hospital after treatment of unspecified injuries following the Friday night incident.
Police Corp. Tim Wachtel of the Sierra Vista Police Department says the female suspect is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Officials say the male officer made contact with the suspect shortly before 7 p.m. and that she ran off and he pursued her onto Fry Boulevard.
Officials say there was a brief struggle before the officer and suspect were struck by an eastbound vehicle.
Sierra Vista police and the Cochise County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

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