Suspect in custody after hit and run that injured Chicopee officer

The officer who was struck suffered minor injuries

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee Police arrested a man accused of injuring an officer in a hit and run Thursday night.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News Police were trying to execute a search warrant when the suspect tried to flee, striking an officer in the street, and hitting a cruiser on Nonotuck Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officer Wilk said the suspect got out of his car and ran off toward Hampden Street after the collision.

Detectives used K-9 police dogs to track the suspect to a vacant home.  Officer Wilk said the man broke into the house to get away from police.  He was arrested without incident.

Officer Wilk told 22News the officer who was struck suffered only minor injuries and is expected to be okay.

Police had not yet publicly identified the suspect or the specific charges he’ll face when he’s arraigned in court.

22News is continuing coverage and will bring you updates as more information becomes available.