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Officer shoots woman who dragged him with car after attempt to flee traffic stop

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An officer shot a suspect  Friday night in a grocery store parking lot near Topping and Independence Avenue. KCPD Chief Darryl Forte says the suspect doesn't have life-threatening injuries.

An officer conducting a traffic stop in a Price Chopper parking lot witnessed a male passenger flee from the car and then attempted to handcuff the woman who was driving.

"A struggle ensued. The lady was able to get back in the vehicle with one handcuff on. The officer was still trying to stop her," Captain Tye Grant with KCPD said. "She took off in the car, the officer was unable to break away from her; she began dragging the officer almost totally around the parking lot."

Cpt. Grant said the officer eventually shot the woman and she crashed into a pole. Police say the woman still tried to run away from the scene, but was apprehended and taken to a hospital with injuries that aren't believed to be critical. The man who fled is still at-large.

The officer did suffer minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for evaluation, but is expected to be OK.