AURORA-MARIONVILLE, Missouri- A woman shot by police after striking an officer on Saturday with her vehicle is in serious condition according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Local media reports that an officer had been shot are inaccurate, according to official sources.
The 21 year-old woman allegedly placed her car into reverse, hitting an Aurora officer and was subsequently shot by a second cop.
The woman was airlifted for medical treatment.
According to police, the struck officer suffered moderate injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
MSHP Spokesman Sgt. Jason Pace says the incident began at about 3 p.m., when police were notified that a 19-year-old man believed to have warrants for his arrest was at a Casey’s General Store in Aurora.
Enroute to the convenience store, Pace said police observed a car leaving the Casey’s with the suspect in the passenger’s seat.
The officers performed a traffic stop and approached the car, Pace said, and that’s when the car went into reverse and hit the officer.
A second woman in the car who was 29 years old suffered minor injuries during the incident, Pace said.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.