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CSU police: Officer dragged by vehicle as driver tries to escape traffic stop

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Posted at 6:53 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 17:00:34-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Colorado State University police officer is recovering from injuries sustained when a driver tried to flee and dragged the officer under his vehicle, officers said.

CSU police said officers made a traffic stop at Prospect Road and Whitcomb Street around 1:45 a.m. During the traffic stop, the suspect, identified as Dominic Charles Jackson, 21, brandished a gun and tried to drive away, police said.

One of the officers was dragged under the vehicle for a short distance, after which the car stopped and officers took Jackson into custody.

The injured officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Police said the officer’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

The suspect was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police said no shots were fired by either the suspect or police during the incident.

Jackson is not a student or employee of CSU, police said. The suspect's vehicle was later determined to be stolen.