Rockford Police open fire on a man after they say he stole a taxi cab and tried to flee from police overnight.
That man is now in police custody, he’s 24-years old and police say he was armed.
The suspect and another officer were treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
Police say that two uniformed officers opened firs on the cab after chasing the suspect to Jefferson and Main. This happened after police said the suspect crashed the cab into a utility pole at the scene and then backed into a squad car.
The scene is now clear.
Police have declined to release any further information.