CHICAGO – A person of interest is in custody after police say a vehicle struck and injured a Chicago police officer during a traffic stop in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

According to police, around 3:30 p.m., authorities pulled over a stolen vehicle in the 1600 block of W. 84th St. As officers asked the driver to step out of the stolen Hyundai, police said the driver backed into the officer, striking him in the leg.

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The impact caused the officer to fall backward and strike his head on the pavement.

Police said two offenders fled the scene in the vehicle and one person is being questioned.

The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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