Driver who was shot after allegedly attempting to run over police officer formally charged

Police at the scene where an officer shot at a driver that allegedly tried to run him over with his Mercedes Benz. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.

A man who was shot in the arm and then arrested for allegedly attempting to run over a police officer appeared in court to be formally charged today.

Marco-Philippe Cuzet, an unemployed 24-year-old French-Chinese man, was behind the wheel of a black Mercedes Benz that was flagged as “suspicious” and followed by officers in the early hours of Sunday morning. An officer on his way to confront Cuzet in a New Territories parking lot tripped in front of his Mercedes, at which point Cuzet allegedly gunned the engine in an effort to run the officer down.

The cop reportedly rolled out the way in the nick of time and, after Cuzet ignored warnings to stop, fired three times into the back of his vehicle, hitting Cuzet in the left arm.

Cuzet allegedly attempted to flee, but was stopped by other officers and taken in for treatment. He was discharged from Tuen Mun Hospital this morning.

He then appeared at Fanling Magistrates’ Court, where he was formally charged with dangerous driving and criminal damage, reports.

He wasn’t required to enter a plea, and the defense did not apply for bail, so Cuzet was remanded in custody.

The magistrate adjourned the case until July 10.

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