Forest Hill police officer shot and injured; suspect dead after crash involving stolen police car

The Forest Hill Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early this morning around 3:00AM at a convenience store along I-20 near Forest Hill Drive.

According to law enforcement officials, a female Forest Hill PD officer was shot in the forearm. The suspect who shot her stole her police vehicle and fled the scene, leading to a police chase up Highway 287.

During the chase, responding officers reportedly fired shots at the suspect. The chase came to an end near the Highway 287 and Riverside Drive exit after the suspect crashed the vehicle. The suspect is deceased, although police have not said if he died as a result of a gunshot or injuries sustained in the crash.

The officer is said to be in good condition at the hospital. She is seeking treatment at this time.