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Police Look for Stolen Car After St. Petersburg Shooting

Police in St. Petersburg are looking for a stolen vehicle that fled the scene of a shooting involving an officer.

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    Police in St. Petersburg are looking for a stolen vehicle that fled the scene of a shooting involving an officer.
     
    The incident began outside a convenience store Wednesday night. Officers spotted a black 2006 Mazda 6 that was stolen a few days earlier. Several unmarked police vehicles pulled into the parking lot as officers attempted to arrest the driver.

     
    According to police reports, the driver backed up with enough force to "drive up and over" one of the cruisers. An officer fired multiple rounds into the Mazda, but the driver went forward, off the cruiser. The car hit an officer who was standing in the parking lot and several police vehicles.

     
    It's not known whether anyone inside the car was injured.
     
    The injured officer was taken to the hospital.