Jan 17, 2015 1:06 PM

Officer shoots man who rammed truck into police car

The Associated Press

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a Lowell police officer shot and wounded a man who rammed a stolen truck into an occupied police vehicle after being pulled over in the city.

Police say 32-year-old Christopher Bischoff backed the truck into the police vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Friday in an effort to evade capture. The large truck had a sander attached to the rear.

Police say the officer inside the police car feared for his life and fired several shots.

Bischoff fled the truck but was captured a short distance away. Police say he suffered serious but non-life threatening gunshot wounds. He was transferred to a hospital in police custody.

The unidentified officer was treated at a hospital and released.

The Lowell Police Department, State Police and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office are investigating.


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