Durham Police ID man who rammed 3 vehicles, was then shot by officers

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Durham Police ID man who rammed 3 vehicles, was then shot by officers
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Durham police shot a 21-year-old man they say was found sleeping in a stolen vehicle, who then used that vehicle to ram three vehicles. He faces numerous charges.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police officers shot a man they say they found sleeping in a stolen vehicle, who then used that vehicle to ram two police cars and another personal vehicle.

At 3:00 a.m., officers were patrolling a hotel on Front Street when they saw Ahmmon Fishe, 21, sleeping in a vehicle.

When officers tried to confront him, Fishe woke up, started the vehicle and tried to escape by going in reverse. While that was taking place, Fishe's vehicle hit an unoccupied Durham police car and someone else's vehicle.

Then at 4:45 a.m., officers saw the same vehicle in a parking lot on South LaSalle Street. Police said they believed the vehicle was stolen in Greensboro.

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According to police, when officers approached the vehicle for a second time, Fishe woke up and tried to back out again only to hit another unmarked police car.

Fishe then tried to go forward by jumping the curb. Multiple officers had to run to avoid being hit.

Two officers, who believed that another officer was in danger of being seriously hurt or killed, fired at the vehicle hitting Fishe in the left shoulder and arm. He jumped from the vehicle and officers chased after him and were able to eventually catch up and take him into custody.

Fishe was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One officer sustained minor injuries during the chase, was treated on scene and released.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative duty, which is standard procedure, according to Durham police.

Fishe has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of stolen motor vehicle, and resist delay or obstruct.