The Decatur Police Department is investigating after an off-duty officer was struck by a car at his home.

Police said the officer was at his home in the 2200 block of 11th Street SE when a man drove up. The man has been identified as Gregory Martin Hill, 54.

When he went outside, the officer said Hill tried to speed away but struck a mailbox and a vehicle. He then turned the vehicle on the officer in what investigators believe was an attempt to run him over.

“The officer retreated to his home to retrieve his weapon when Hill followed him up the driveway to his carport,” police said in a statement. “Hill returned to his vehicle as the officer returned outside to detain him.”

When the officer came back outside, he said Hill then accelerated towards him again, and that’s when the officer fired shots toward the vehicle. The officer was hit by the car, and Hill was not struck by gunfire.

More police officers responded to the scene and took Hill into custody.

“He was charged with second-degree assault and booked into the Morgan County Jail,” police said. “Bond has been set at $50,000 cash by Circuit Judge Elliott.”

The officer was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries.

A motive has not been released.

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