Man throws Fayetteville police officer from car, steals police car, hits an EMS worker
A man stole a Fayetteville police car, dragged an officer from the car and hit an emergency medical responder with the car on Sunday morning in Fayetteville, officials said.Posted — Updated
Police and EMS responded to a medical call at around 8 a.m. on the 2500 block of Fordham Drive. When they arrived, they found Ichaan Kishun, 31, of the 24900 block of Brinkley Drive in Spring Lake, in what officials described as an "agitated" state.
Kishun got into the driver seat of the Fayetteville police car and, when officers tried to remove him from the drivers seat, a "struggle ensued," police said.
Kishun put the car in drive and dragged an officer who was holding onto the vehicle, police said. He then hit an EMS worker with the car and the officer was thrown from the police car.
Kishun led Fayetteville police and state troopers out of Cumberland County and to Autryville, NC, colliding with other vehicles along the way. He finally crashed the stolen police car into a ditch and was taken into custody.
Kishun faces charges of common law robbery, assault on a law enforcement officer causing physical injury, fleeing to elude arrest, assault on an emergency medical personnel and hit and run. The North Carolina Highway Patrol was also expected to file charges against him.
Both of the responders suffered minor injuries. The officer had to be treated at Cape Fear Valley.
Kishun was evaluated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center before being taken to the Cumberland County jail. He is currently being held on a $14,500 secured bond.
"It could have been very, very worse," said Jamie Williams, who witnessed the incident. "I feel bad for the police officer that got ran over in the cross-hairs of it."
Anyone who may have been hit by the stolen police car during the chase should call 911 and report the crash to their jurisdiction.
Detectives are asking for security camera footage in the area of Fordham Drive, Dartmouth Drive and Purdue Drive to assist in their investigation.
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