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Deputy Rammed During Traffic Stop, Fired Shots

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File photo of a cop car with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a cop car with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s deputy fired several shots at a motorist who fled a traffic stop after reversing his car to ram the motorcycle the officer was riding.

The sheriff’s office says the 47-year-old suspect appeared to stop his car as directed Friday by Deputy Billy Allen, then put the car in reverse and backed into Allen’s motorcycle. The impact pushed the deputy and his bike about 8 to 10 feet.

The officer fired three shots into the car, but the motorist drove away uninjured. He was stopped after a short pursuit. The motorist was not immediately charged Friday.

Allen suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

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