Union City police officer hit by car

January 2, 2008 6:02:15 AM PST
A Union City police officer is being treated at the hospital this morning, after he was hit by a car while answering a call to a robbery.

The officer was hit while responding to a home burglary call at Aurora Plaza near Mission Boulevard. Police say they were responding to the call, when one of the officers was hit by the getaway car. The suspect was chased by police and crashed. He got away on foot.

Police say they know who the suspect is and are looking for him.

"We believe we know who the suspect is, it's an ongoing investigation so I'm not going to disclose his name at this point, but we are pursing the suspect," said Corporal Travis Souza, Union City police department

The officer is expected to be okay.