PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police say an officer was hit by a car while working a security detail at the Market District Giant Eagle in Shadyside.READ MORE: Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas Arrested And Charged With Rape
Officers says the incident happened at the intersection of Centre and Negley Avenues while the officer was working a security detail.
According to investigators, a male retail theft suspect who was leaving the store jumped into a vehicle and began to drive away from the scene.
He ignored the officer’s orders to stop and instead started to drive away, with the officer pursuing him on foot.
The officer was struck by the suspect’s open car door, and was thrown to the pavement.READ MORE: Defense Seeks To Bar Death Penalty Against Pennsylvania Man Charged In Smothering Death Of 16-Month-Old Girl
The officer was injured on the hand and leg, transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment. He’s reportedly in good condition.
The suspect remains on the run.
Pittsburgh Police are searching for the vehicle described as a newer model maroon SUV.
The last four numbers on the Pennsylvania License plate are 1-9-3-3 or 1-9-9-3.MORE NEWS: Penn State Suspends More Than 100 Students For Missing Required COVID-19 Testing
If anyone has seen this vehicle or has information about this incident, please give police a call at 412-323-7800.