Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Richland County deputy was hit by an officer's car while chasing a suspect outside a Columbia Walmart Wednesday afternoon.

Officers say around 4 p.m. officers got a call about suspicious suspects at the Walmart on Garners Ferry Road. Officers say the incident involved a stolen car.

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One deputy was running after the suspects across the parking lot, while another officer was trying to chase the suspects in his car. The deputy in the car, however, wound up hitting the officer who was running.

Paramedics took the injured deputy to the hospital. His exact condition is not known, but he was reported to be alert and conscious.

There's no word yet on the suspect that they were chasing.

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