ATLANTA -- A DeKalb County police officer was hit by a car Monday morning while investigating a series of break-ins.
The officer was hit shortly before 1 a.m. at a trucking facility on International Park Drive SE, just off Constitution Road SE.
DeKalb County Police Lt. Dane Cunningham said the officer was trying to catch suspects accused of breaking into 18-wheelers at the facility.
The suspects managed to escape in two vehicles. One of them, a minivan, hit the officer in the hip, according to Cunningham.
The officer, whose name was not released, was taken to DeKalb Medical Center with minor injuries.
Cunningham said the suspects are still at large.