RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — An early morning traffic stop ended in an officer-involved shooting in Rapid City.

At around 4 a.m., an officer tried to make a traffic stop in north central Rapid City. When the driver did not stop, a pursuit began and went on until the police were able to stop the woman in southeastern Rapid City.

Police say they blocked the vehicle driven by a 31-year-old woman on Terra Street, and that’s when she began to drive toward the officer.

“At that point, the officer fired several rounds at the car, striking the driver several times. At that point the vehicle stopped and the driver ceased any sort of action,” Chief Don Hedrick said.

The officers started first aid and called an ambulance. At last report, the woman was at the hospital in critical condition. No officers were hurt.

Authorities are still looking for a passenger who jumped out of the car and ran.

“He was not apprehended and we don’t know who that was at this point. But we will be assisting the Division of Criminal Investigations with the follow up,” Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom said.

“I’m glad our folks are safe. Anytime we have a shooting like this in our community, it’s a tragedy. This is not the direction that we want things to go. I did take a minute and speak with our officers and they are pretty shaken up over this deal but they will be getting time off and until our psychologist has been able to work with them,” Hedrick said.

The investigation has been handed over to the DCI. The two officers involved in the early morning shooting are now on administrative leave, which is protocol in these situations.