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Drug suspect attempts to run over officers


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Police say a drug suspect tried to run over an officer making an arrest Tuesday night.

Investigators say they saw a drug transaction taking place inside the van. They say that when officers approached the vehicle, the driver of the van suddenly backed up toward some of the officers.

An officer on the side of the van believed his colleagues were in danger and shot the driver.

The suspect's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. None of the officers was injured.

Police confiscated what they call a significant amount of drugs packaged for sale from inside the van. They also found cash and items often used in drug sales.

The suspect is now in custody. Charges are pending.

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