Statement regarding injured KSU police officer

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KENNESAW, Ga. (April 11, 2015) – A Kennesaw State University police officer received minor…

Georgia (Apr 11, 2015)

The incident was initiated when the KSUPD officer intervened in a disturbance between a manager and a customer at the Chic-Fil-A near the University’s campus on Chastain Road.  The suspect in the disturbance initially provided false identifying information to the intervening police officer, and then fled on foot.  
The police officer positively identified the suspect before the foot pursuit.  He attempted to restrain the suspect, however the officer’s shoulder was dislocated as the suspect broke away.  
The suspect fled the location, stealing a truck. The stolen truck has been recovered, but the suspect is still at large.  
KSUPD officials are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for the charges they will file against the suspect.
The KSUPD officer was released from the hospital this evening, and is in good spirits.
As this is an ongoing investigation, University officials cannot comment further at this time.
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