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Colo. Officer Dragged Behind Truck Shoots Driver

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. -- An officer being dragged behind a truck pulled out his gun and shot the driver early Wednesday.

The officer and his partner were called to west 92nd Avenue and Tejon Street around 12:15 a.m. when a woman called police to say a man in a white Chevy truck was following her.

The officers approached the truck to talk with the driver.

"When the driver attempted to leave he struck one of our officers, knocked him to the ground. Then the other officer was apparently behind the vehicle and was being drug (sic) by the vehicle when he engaged the driver and a shot the driver," said Lt. Gary Toldness with the Federal Heights police department.

The wounded driver was in unknown condition at a local hospital.

The officer who was struck was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The officer who was dragged was uninjured. Officials could not tell 7NEWS if the officer was holding onto the truck or was somehow attached to it.

"You just never know what you are going to get out there in the streets. These officer looks like they handled everything well," said Toldness.

The Adams County sheriff's office will handle the investigation.

The husband of the woman who called police said the driver of the truck rammed their home, trying to push it off its foundation.

The house has minor damage.

Sergio Anaya said he and his wife have three children, ages 3, 9 and 12, and they were afraid for their safety.

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