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Police Searching For Suspect Who Tried To Kill Officer In North Hollywood

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — A Los Angeles police officer fired at, but did not wound, a man he tried to stop from driving away from a North Hollywood bar Saturday.

The driver of a white Nissan Maxima reportedly dragged the officer as he hung onto the car as it pulled away from the Hacienda Coronona night club at Lankershim and Victory boulevards just after 3:10 a.m., according to police.

The Nissan also struck someone as the driver fled, authorities said.

Prior to the shooting, patrol officers had seen a fight with several people involved. The suspects got into a car, which eventually struck a patrol car.

At that point, the officer fired at least one shot, said officials. The suspects were able to flee the scene in that vehicle.

A watch commander at the North Hollywood Station who refused to identify himself said the officer suffered minor injuries, and the suspect apparently was not hit by gunfire.

No information was made available about the man reportedly struck by the car.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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