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Driver Accused Of Trying To Run Down KC Officer

Posted: Dec 27, 2012 7:30 AM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man who was arrested in Kansas after allegedly trying to run down a police officer now faces criminal charges.

The Jackson County prosecutor on Wednesday charged 45-year-old Elliott Robertson with assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.

Investigators say the incident began early Wednesday when two Kansas City officers spotted a parked car matching one that eluded police the previous night. One of the patrol officers ordered the driver to raise his hands.

At that point, police say, the motorist drove toward the officer. Both officers fired at the car as it sped away.

Robertson was chased and arrested a short time later by police in Kansas City, Kan. He was being treated in Kansas for a gunshot wound and faces extradition back to Missouri.

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