Watch: Deputy Shoots at 12-Year-Old Driver who Struck Officer during Car Chase

It was a miracle no one was hurt.

Deputies in Meridian, Mississippi fired several shots at a 12-year-old girl who they say stole her mother's car and then led them on a chase at around 8 p.m. on August 15.

The incident was captured on video.

Footage shows one of the deputies laying out spikes during the chase, but the girl kept driving and eventually struck a deputy with the car, according to Sheriff Billy Sollie.

"She cut us off. Wide open," witness Charles Brown told WTOK.

"The officer threw the spikes out and blew the tires out, and she still kept going and tried to come back around again. The officer, I guess he was trying to get the spikes out the road or something, and she ran him over."

Several gun shots can be heard just seconds after the deputy is struck by the vehicle and footage of the incident, which was posted to Facebook by Shamarcus Dickinson, ends.

The deputy suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The child, who is now in custody, was not injured.

Mississppi Bureau of investigation will be handling the case since a deputy was injured and shots were fired, Sheriff Sollie said.

Watch the video here.

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Jerith
Jerith

The police determined that blowing out the tires was the best for safety. So they removed nearly all car control. Then with no control she can't avoid anything?

Blowing out the tires is reckless endangerment to the public. That's why you are not supposed to open fire at cars driving away. A corpse behind the wheel missing part of their ear and brains. They won't stop with a dead foot on the pedal.

Rail Car Fan
Rail Car Fan

It seems like the girl wasn't as good of a driver as she could have been... and I'll leave my comment for you to interpret any way you want! Rail Car Fan

packetguy
packetguy

A 12YO kid steals a car and then runs OVER a police officer. This wasnt a glancing blow. When someone does this, the police are entitled to use deadly force. Too bad for the little girl if she gets killed. Her parents should have raised, and controlled her, better. Contrary to stupid comments elsewhere, this is nothing like the case where a cop pulled up next to a black kid playing with a toy gun and shot him.

The child should be removed from the parents custody, assuming the state can show they didnt take appropriate precautions with the car.

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