A man is in critical condition after investigators say two Wyoming police officers opened fire early Monday morning when the man nearly hit the officer as he tried to flee the scene of a possible burglary.
This is stated in a joint press release from the Wyoming Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, which says that the shooting took place around 00:40 in the 300th block of Darrell Avenue.
The press release said three Wyoming officers were confronted by two people in the back of the house and “commands were given but ignored.”
Then one person, ignoring the command to stop, got into the car and tried to escape, the report says.
The report says the man almost hit the Wyoming officer as he tried to drive away quickly.
The press release said that the officer who was almost hit and another officer opened fire.
The man was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and is in critical condition.
The sheriff’s office is investigating.
The Enquirer will update this story as more information becomes available.
This article originally appeared on the Cincinnati Enquirer: Wyoming police shoot: man in critical condition.