A police officer in Guaynabo, a city in the San Juan metropolitan area, fired nine shots at an 85-year-old woman who hit his patrol car and continued going, Puerto Rican officials said.

Catalina Reyes hit the patrol car while backing up on Monday.

The elderly woman, who sustained cuts from broken glass, stopped her vehicle after it was hit by the shots.

Puerto Rico's Special Investigations Bureau is handling the case, the Department of Justice said. EFE