Agencies: Waco Police Department Texas
Last updated: 9 months ago
A Waco police drug enforcement unit and SWAT officers were attempting to serve a search warrant on the man in his vehicle near the intersection of North 23rd Street and Olive Avenue, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. Shortly after 10:10 a.m., officers spotted the man in a white GMC Yukon and officers approached the suspect’s car.
“The suspect accelerated his vehicle, running down our officer in the middle of the roadway,” Swanton said. “The officer was pinned under that vehicle and other officers assisting fired shots at the single occupant of the vehicle, which was the driver of that car, and the suspect was hit.
“It took multiple officers at the scene to lift the vehicle off our injured officer.”
Officers were able to lift the SUV off the injured officer and immediately began rendering first aid. Emergency medical personnel responded and took the officer and suspect to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center for medical treatment.
The officer, who police declined to identify, remained in critical but stable condition late Tuesday afternoon following surgery. Swanton said the suspect, whose name was not released by police, died at the hospital.
“There is an individual that made a choice this morning to intentionally run over a Waco police officer. That is an attempted capital murder,” Swanton said. “His hostile actions brought gunfire on himself.
“To the family of that suspect, we are sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, that suspect this morning made the conscious choice to attempt to kill a Waco police officer.”