A 24-year-old man was shot and then arrested after trying to run down a police officer in Tuen Mun in the New Territories on Tuesday night.

At around 9:15pm, when police were conducting an anti-crime operation on 18 Tsing Hoi circuit, they saw a man damaging a lorry with a brick, according to a government release.

When officers tried to arrest the man, he resisted and jumped in a car and fled with another man. Police said the pair ignored warnings to stop and two shots were fired at the car when they tried to run down a police officer.

The men then fled in the car along Castle Peak Road towards Sam Shing Estate. At about 10pm, officers found the car abandoned at Shan Ha Tsuen in Yuen Long. Blood stains were found inside, the Sing Pao Daily reported.

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man went to Pok Oi Hospital seeking medical treatment for a leg wound and was later transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital. He was arrested and charged with criminal damage, dangerous driving and assaulting police officers and was detained for questioning.

A male police officer sustained injuries to his hands and leg and was sent to Tuen Mun Hospital.