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NCCU, Durham officers injured after hit-and-run

Posted September 24, 2014 11:16 p.m. EDT
Updated September 25, 2014 12:41 p.m. EDT

— Authorities in Durham were searching early Thursday for a newer-model white Dodge Charger that allegedly struck a North Carolina Central University police officer and a Durham police cruiser Wednesday evening.

According to N.C. Central officials, two officers approached a car that was parked illegally near the intersection of Lawson Street and Alston Avenue.

The driver of the car was uncooperative and drove off, striking one officer, officials said. The officer who was hit fired a service weapon after being struck.

The officer, whose name and condition have not been released, was taken to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Shortly after, as a Durham police cruiser attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, the patrol car was struck by oncoming traffic at the intersection of East Lawson Street and South Alston Avenue, the department said.

The officers were treated at an area hospital. The police cruiser sustained moderate damage.

No other information about the incident has been released. Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle should call N.C. Central police at 919-530-6106 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.