Authorities are investigating the shooting of a West Virginia man by a police officer.

Sgt. B. D. Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says the early Wednesday shooting sent a 28-year-old South Charleston man to the hospital. He said Mickey Davis is in the intensive care unit.

Humphreys says in a news release that the shooting occurred in Nitro after a police officer attempted to stop Davis, whose vehicle had only one operating headlight. He said Davis didn't stop and a short chased followed.

Humphreys says Davis stopped but then attempted to hit the officer with his vehicle. He said the officer then fired several shots, striking the driver several times.

Humphrey said a passenger was not injured.

Nitro police asked the sheriff's office to investigate.