Police fired shots at the driver of a stolen car as he rammed a patrol car in a bid to escape in Osaka on Monday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:20 a.m. in Abeno Ward. TV Asahi quoted police as saying that a patrol car had stopped the car to question the driver after noting that the license plate was that of a car reported stolen.
Inside the car were a 22-year-old man at the wheel and a 26-year-old woman. When an officer tried to question the man, he started to drive away, hitting the officer and then the patrol car a few times as he tried to get clear. Another police officer opened fire, hitting the driver. Five other police officers were injured in the incident, TV Asahi reported.
Police have confirmed that the car being driven by the suspect had been stolen. The woman with the man told police she was his wife and that they had been taking stimulants.© Japan Today