Both boy and officer survived the incident without severe injuries, but the teenager has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted manslaughter.
“It’s a good thing he isn’t more seriously injured,” said police spokeswoman Ulla Brehmm about the 16-year-old to local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten (GP).
She explained that the teen was released from Östra Hospital on Friday morning, and taken to the police station for interrogation.
The incident occurred just after midnight on Friday morning
Police attempted to stop the car, which was wanted. Instead of stopping, the driver attempted to run over one of the police officer.
The driver then drove off from the spot, and police dogs later managed to track the car to Munkebäcksmotet in Gothenburg, where it was found deserted.
The shot 16 year-old made his own way to Östra Hospital.
The injured police officer, also the one who fired shots, has been able to file a report on the incident.
“The person is naturally shaken. The physical injuries aren’t serious, but they could’ve been devastating. The feeling of someone trying to run you over is terrible,” said Brehm.
Peter Weisheit lives on the street where the incident occurred, and witnessed the dramatic events from his apartment.
“First I heard a car revving up, which then clearly drove off at high speed. Directly afterwards I heard a single shot fired. Then I ran out, and took a picture of the police patrol still at the spot. The police officers looked a little stressed, and only stayed a short while before driving off,” Weisheit told GP.
“It was all over in a matter of minutes.”