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Suspect Opens Fire On Officer Through Sunroof Of Car

A police chief in Albemarle, North Carolina, says that a suspect stood up through a car's sunroof and fired a rifle at one of his officers in a police cruiser.

The Albemarle Police Department issued a statement saying that the officer was trying to stop a vehicle on Sunday that matched the description from an earlier shooting. The statement said that while the officer tried to make a traffic stop, a passenger stood up through the sunroof and opened fire, striking the cruiser three times. The officer was not hit.

Albemarle Police Chief Danny Bowen told WBTV and WSOC-TV that the suspect used a high-powered rifle.

Authorities say the suspect's vehicle was found later that day, but police are still looking for the driver and passenger of the car.