BILLINGS, Mont. (The Billings (Mont.) Gazette,) — A Billings police officer was injured and a 14-year-old boy faces an attempted deliberate homicide charge after the teen reportedly struck the officer with a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Police said an officer was giving commands to the occupants of a stopped vehicle early Saturday when the driver accelerated and drove straight at officers.

The vehicle struck a 35-year-old officer, causing serious injuries that required surgery.

The vehicle crashed nearby and all six occupants fled on foot, but were apprehended.

The investigation continues.

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