Investigators said that a Columbus Division of Police officer was struck by the driver of a stolen vehicle on Thursday night.
According to investigators, the vehicle was stolen during a burglary near Lilley Avenue around 8:30 p.m.
Officers pursued the driver, identified as David Richardson, 30, and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver accelerated while officers were attempting to take him into custody, striking one of the officers.
Police continued to chase Richardson, who continued to drive over stop sticks, striking another driver. He abandoned the vehicle near the intersection of Ohio Avenue and East Gates Street, causing the stolen vehicle to crash into a tree.
An officer fired one shot at Richardson, who continued to run through backyards and alleys until police caught up with him. No one was struck by gunfire.
Officers used chemical mace to subdue Richardson while they took him into custody.
The man and officer who was struck were taken to Grant Medical Center as a precaution. Both were expected to recover.
Richardson was taken into custody and charged with felonious assault on a police officer.
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