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Man shot by police in Kentucky charged with attempted murder

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 11:40:59-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man who hit a police officer with a stolen vehicle in Kentucky was shot by the officer and faces attempted murder and other charges, police said.

Thomas Brooks, 40, drove off in the vehicle, crashed and ran on foot before being apprehended, Louisville police told news outlets. Police told Brooks to show his hands but he took off, and the vehicle made contact with the officer Thursday, the arrest report said.

Brooks was taken to University Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. Another officer, who did not fire any rounds, was injured after hitting a utility pole during the chase, Assistant Chief Robert Schroeder said. That officer and the one hit by the vehicle are expected to survive.

Police said they found drugs and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Brooks was jailed and also charged with fleeing or evading police, receiving stolen property, assault, tampering with physical evidence and complicity to trafficking a controlled substance.