KPD Officer Injured by a Fleeing Suspect During a Pursuit

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 5:09 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a silver Nissan the area of Elms Rd. and Ft. Hood St. for a traffic violation.  The driver of the Nissan fled from the officer, westbound onto Stan Schlueter Loop and a pursuit ensued. The officer pursued the suspect through several neighborhoods west of the area. The suspect came to a stop at the dead end of Palmtree and Coral Bay. When the officer exited his vehicle; the suspect began fleeing again, striking the officer with the vehicle. Shots were fired by the officer and the vehicle fled west on Coral Bay. When the vehicle stopped the suspect got out and fled on foot.  Officers continued to search the area and the K-9 Unit was deployed.  The suspect was located by a K-9, hiding behind an air conditioning unit at the 3600 block of Coral Bay, at 6:11 a.m.; the suspect was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center for treatment for a gunshot wound. He was subsequently airlifted to Scott and White Memorial Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.  The name of the suspect is withheld pending criminal charges.

The injured officer and was transported to Scott and White Memorial Hospital for treatment and has been released. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, as is protocol, and his name has been withheld at this time.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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