TEMPLE, TX — A suspect is in custody at the Bell County Jail after almost striking a Temple Police Officer with his vehicle Thursday afternoon. This lead to the officer discharging his firearm.
Around 3 pm, a Temple Police Officer conducted a traffic stop at W. Avenue H. and S. 37th St. when the suspect fled in his vehicle and was located in the 500 block of W. Avenue V.
As officers approached, the suspect attempted to flee again, nearly striking an officer with his vehicle.
The officer fired two shots striking the vehicle but missing the suspect.
The suspect abandoned his vehicle in the 1100 block of S 23rd St. where he began to flee through a residential area on foot.
The suspect was apprehended and resisted arrest before being transported to Bell County Jail.
The officer involved will be placed on paid administrative leave as the incident is under investigation.
To anonymously report any information about this case, contact Temple Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477.
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