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Officer Involved Shooting In Clearwater

Officer Involved Shooting In Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Shots were fired at a woman after Clearwater police say she used her car as a weapon.

The officer, Darcy Hunt, is at Morton Plant Hospital for treatment of what are being called "non-life threatening injuries."

Police say it started at Court Street and Hillcrest when officers stopped a car suspected in a hit and run.  Officers say the woman then accelerated and hit the officer in the leg. 

Investigators say the woman was not hit by the gunfire and was able to drive over a short wall, but all four tires went flat.  The car was able to continue for several blocks before it stopped. Officers then arrested the woman, identified as 24-year-old Nicole Syphers.

 

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