Man Shot by Police After Allegedly Stealing Car

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    A man allegedly driving a stolen vehicle was shot and wounded by a police officer in Claremont early Monday morning as the man appeared to be trying to run the officer over. NBC4 spoke to a witness for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014. (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)

    A man was shot by police after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle toward an officer in Claremont overnight Monday.

    An officer was checking the 500 block of west San Jose Avenue for a reported stolen vehicle when saw a vehicle fitting the description of the taken white 1996 Honda Accord, according to a news release from the Claremont Police Department.

    Officer-Involved Shooting in Claremont

    [LA] Officer-Involved Shooting in Claremont
    Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Claremont overnight that occurred when a man allegedly driving a stolen vehicle drove towards an officer. The man was struck when the officer shot at him. Jacob Rascon reports live from Claremont for Today in LA on Monday, May 5, 2014. (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)

    As the officer drove closer, the vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed, officials said. When the officer caught up to the vehicle in the alley, it appeared to be abandoned, police said.

    When the officer walked toward the vehicle, the driver allegedly drove it in reverse toward the officer. The officer opened fire and struck the man.

    The man, 25, was treated at the scene and airlifted to a hospital.

    The officer was not injured in the incident.

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