COLLEGE PARK, Gavaria – A police officer is recovering after police say a teenager in a stolen car intentionally ran over him. Another suspected teenager was also injured when a stolen car ran over him. College Park interim police chief Tom Kuzniacki says Officer Ivory Morris told him that the teenager behind the wheel had deliberately run him over.
“He says they certainly knew he had deliberately run over him. He hit him on purpose, “Kuzniacki said. It was a life-threatening, frightening encounter for Morris.
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There are 16 Flock license plate reading cameras throughout the city. Morris was hit by a camera that a Nissan Rogue was stolen. He then received another hit that the jeep was in a hotel neighborhood near Sullivan Road. Morris then spotted the jeep at the Hilton Garden Inn.
He stopped behind them. The car took off, “Kuznetsky said. Morris managed to detain a 15-year-old boy who headed for the stolen jeep. Then the stolen jeep returned and approached the place where Morris was holding the teenager. Police say the 15-year-old jumped on the hood of the car. As the officer held him, the teenager shouted at the driver. “And he was shouting at the driver, go, go, go,” Kuznetsky said. Police say the driver pulled the car, sending the policeman and the teenager to the ground. “Then he just speeded up and ran over the officer and the young man he was holding,” Kuznetsky said. The officer received a severely broken leg. “It will be quite a long recovery for him,” Kuznetsky said. Police say the car ran over the teenager’s stomach and he was seriously injured. While the driver of the teenager and two other teenagers got away, it may not be long.
“The young man at the hospital, who was injured and run over, has already told his parents who the driver is,” Kuzniacki said. Morris underwent surgery on Saturday afternoon. The teenager in custody faces a serious assault and other charges. So will other teenagers when they are caught. Police believe the teens may have been here to steal other cars. Contact College Park Police if you have any information.
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