When you wrestle a gun away from a guy at the driver's side window of the car, and then you fall down and hurt yourself, you are not in a position to be run over by the car. You might shoot at the guy out of rage and indignation, but it wouldn't be in self-defense.Los Angeles police are searching for a motorist who an officer shot at after the suspect grabbed the officer's gun, ran over a pedestrian and crashed into a squad car.
A police statement released Sunday said it was unknown whether the motorist was injured.
The shooting occurred Saturday around 3:30 a.m. in North Hollywood after officers arrived at thke parking lot where a fight was underway. The motorist abruptly accelerated his car in reverse, running over a pedestrian and hitting the police car.
When an officer approached him, the driver reached out the window and grabbed the officer's gun, which the officer wrestled away and fell. Fearing he was about to be run over, the officer fired at the driver.
The officer sustained minor injuries.
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