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BWC: Suspect hits Ohio officer with stolen car before OIS

An officer landed on the hood of the car when the suspect struck him as she attempted to flee; the officer shot the woman while he was still on the hood of the car

By Joanna Putman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Body camera footage shows the moment a woman hit an officer with her car before he shot her through the windshield, WHIO reported.

The Feb. 7 incident occurred when Columbus Division of Police officers responded to a report of a stolen car, according to the report. Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop but the driver fled.

Police disengaged the pursuit after briefly pursuing the vehicle, according to the report. About 30 minutes later, police spotted the car in a gas station parking lot and once again sought to arrest the driver, identified as Holly Graham, 32.

Video shows officers blocking the gas station exits with cruisers and spike strips. Graham then began to drive around in the parking lot.

A police sergeant started to approach the car before Graham suddenly accelerated and hit him. The sergeant landed on the hood of the car, drew his gun and shot at Graham, hitting her at least once as she continued to drive forward.

Graham then drove through a grassy median, causing the sergeant to fall off the car’s hood, and fled, according to the report. She was taken into custody after she crashed head-on into two vehicles on a freeway.

The sergeant was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to the report. Graham was taken to the hospital in serious condition, while the occupants of the other vehicles involved in the crash were treated for minor injuries.

Graham has been charged with felony assault, according to the report.