- Associated Press - Saturday, August 16, 2014

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas police officer was hit by a fleeing vehicle but managed to shoot the driver who was later caught.

Killeen police say the suspect was hospitalized in stable condition following Saturday morning’s incident.

Police spokeswoman Tina Amerson says the officer was treated and released from a hospital. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Amerson says the officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle took off in a chase that ended in a neighborhood. The officer got out of his vehicle but was struck as the suspect drove off again. The officer opened fire.

The suspect later abandoned the vehicle and was found hiding behind an air conditioning unit. His name and details on charges weren’t released.

The officer has been put on administrative leave.



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