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Florida Officer Dragged by Hit-And-Run Suspect


Police in Daytona Beach are still searching for a woman suspected of being a hit-and-run driver who they said fled arrest, dragging an officer behind her. Two officers even opened fire on the woman, but she was still able to get away.

Investigators said Shantisha Roscoe dragged an officer with her car on Marion Street on Wednesday night, when he tried to stop her in connection with a hit-and-run. Police said there is a warrant out for her arrest and that Roscoe is wanted on a charge of attempted murder of an officer.

"If she'd just complied with what was going on, she would not be in the serious trouble she's in now," said Jimmie Flynt of the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Police said Roscoe took off after hitting a man on Marion Street Wednesday night. An officer noticed the car a short time later, and tried to arrest her. But when he reached in through the door, Roscoe threw the car into reverse and dragged him, police said.

"She just floored the vehicle in reverse, hit the officer with the door knocking him down dragging him a little bit," said Flynt.

He was dragged by the car and opened fire, along with another officer.

Police said they don't believe Roscoe was hit. Police said they later found her car abandoned and riddled with bullet holes.

The officer who was dragged was taken to Halifax Hospital with some bruises and scrapes, but is expected to be OK.

The man hit by the car did not go to the hospital, according to police.

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