2 shot by police after driver slams into police car during traffic stop in East Chicago

Once the driver of the vehicle struck the squad car, he continued to accelerate, trapping one of the officers inside the vehicle and pinning his leg near the door panel.

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Two people were shot by police after a vehicle they were in slammed into a police care during a traffic stop Aug. 11, 2021, in East Chicago, Indiana.

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Two people were shot by police Wednesday morning after a car slammed into a police car during a traffic stop in East Chicago, Indiana.

The officers tried to make a traffic stop near Indianapolis Boulevard and Chicago Avenue about 8:50 a.m., East Chicago police said. The driver refused to stop and struck a squad car.

The driver continued to accelerate, trapping an officer inside the car and pinning his leg near the door panel, police said.

Another officer in the squad car got out and fired, striking the driver and a passenger, police said. They were taken to a hospital in Chicago.

The officer was taken to St. Catherine Hospital, police said.

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The boy was shot in the back and taken to a hospital in fair condition, police said.