Texas officer's arm broken while struggling with armed suspect

The suspect attempted to flee a vehicle crash and advanced on the officer while saying he had a gun

Domingo Ramirez Jr.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

BEDFORD, Texas — A suspect was shot by Bedford police early Wednesday after he advanced on an officer following a crash, authorities said.

The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, Bedford police said.

A Bedford police officer suffered a broken arm while arresting the suspect, said Bedford police Lt. Mike Hager on Wednesday morning.

No other injuries were reported.

The incident began about 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of Wade Drive in Bedford when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle.

The vehicle drove off and was seen again in the 1100 block of Annette Drive.

Minutes later, the suspect crashed his vehicle in the 1000 block of Circle Lane in Bedford, police said.

“The suspect got out of the vehicle and advanced toward the officers,” Hager said.

The suspect told an officer he had a weapon and had his hand behind his back, according to WFAA-TV.

The suspect didn’t comply with commands to stop and was then shot by a Bedford officer, police said. After being shot in the leg, the suspect ran and was taken down by the officer, who broke his arm during the struggle, police said.

The officer and the suspect were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was then taken to jail. The name of the suspect has not been released.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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