Officer shot, suspect hurt in central Ohio

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a central Ohio police officer was shot in the arm and a suspect was hit by a police car after an attempted arrest went awry.

Police in Newark, about 30 miles east of Columbus, say the officer was shot Wednesday afternoon as he and other officers tried to arrest a man wanted for operating a counterfeiting operation.

The officer, whose name wasn’t released, is expected to recover.

Police Chief Steven Sarver says the confrontation happened when the suspect pulled his car over. Sarver says the man fled on foot after the shooting, and when officers caught up to him, he pointed the handgun at them. That’s when an officer hit the suspect with his unmarked car to incapacitate him.

The suspect’s name and condition weren’t released.

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