"Black Friday" bargain hunters witnessed a violent confrontation between police and suspected shoplifters near Chicago.
It happened outside a Kohl's store in Romeoville, Illinois.
Officers say they chased two accused shoplifters as they tried to leave the store by climbing in a Pontiac with a get-away driver waiting inside.
A shopper witnessed the ordeal.
"The cop had got over there as he attempted to slam the door, the cop's arm got stuck, and the driver attempted to take off. The second cop had come with the gun, was telling him to stop the car 'cause he was dragging the cop around the parking lot. He didn't stop. The cop shot about four, five times," recalled witness Phil Koster.
Police say the driver was hit by several bullets.
The injured officer and the driver were hospitalized with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.
All three shoplifters were arrested.