Pedestrian struck by unmarked Shreveport police vehicle

Updated: Nov. 11, 2017 at 11:09 PM CST
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(Source: Cody Jennings/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Cody Jennings/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man is recovering in a Shreveport hospital after being struck by a Shreveport police vehicle on Saturday night.

It happened just before 10 p.m. at the corner of West 70th Street and Union Avenue. That's near a Goodwill Thrift Store.

According to police on the scene, the man was seen darting out from a nearby liquor store into traffic. That's when he was hit by the unmarked police vehicle.

The pedestrian was sent to University Health with non-life threatening injuries.

The officer is undergoing a routine toxicology screening.

The incident is under investigation. Traffic is being diverted from the intersection.

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