A police officer was shot late Friday night in Texas, the officials said.
A police officer was hospitalized late Friday night after being shot during a traffic stop in Arlington, Texas, authorities said, but there were no direct information about the officer’s medical condition.
At least one suspect was also shot during the confrontation, and again no medical information were immediately available.
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Arlington police chief Will Johnson tweeted that he was at the hospital where the injured agent was taken. The chief said the officer was receiving “good care” and asked the community to “our team and family in your thoughts and prayers.”
The shooting took place around 10 am in Arlington, outside Dallas, FOX 4 Dallas-Forth Worth reported.
The officer had signalled for a car to stop and the driver pulled into the parking lot of a shopping center, KXAS-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth reported. When the officer saw four people in the car, he called for backup, the report said.
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After other officers arrived, a resident of the pulled the car out of the car and walked in the direction of a shop, KXAS reported. That suspect then fired at officials in the pursuit of the foot, the station reported.
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It was unclear what prompted the officer to initiate the traffic stop.
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