Suspect slams police cruiser with truck, officers forced to open fire

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Police said they were forced to shoot a driver who they said attempted to run over officers following a chase.

According to Atlanta Police Chief George Turner, a registration check on Lakewood Avenue came up as a truck carjacked in Forest Park earlier.

The officer attempted to pull over the truck, but the driver took off. A short chase ensued; ending at Moury Avenue and Jonesboro Road around 4 a.m. Friday.

Police said the driver of the truck slammed into a building, hitting a gas meter. When officers got out of the car to make an arrest, police said the driver put the truck in reverse, almost hitting officers and crashing into a police cruiser.

At that point, multiple officers shot at the suspect.

The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

No officers were injured.