Police in Arlington are investigating after an officer was shot late Friday night, according to police.
It happened around 10:00 p.m. near the intersection of W. Randol Mill Rd. and N. Fielder Rd
Arlington police said an officer made a traffic stop and the driver pulled into a shopping center on W. Randol Mill Rd.
The reason for the traffic stop was not known, but according to Arlington Police Public Information Officer Chris Cook there were four people in the car – three males and a female – so the officer called for backup.
When two other officers arrived at the scene, Cook said a male passenger got out of the car and started running toward a store. Two officers started chasing him, that’s when Cook says the man pulled out a gun and started shooting at the officers.
One officer was hit, and according to Cook the other officer returned fire hitting the man.
The officer and the gunman were taken to different hospitals. Their conditions were not known.
Cook did not have information on the officer’s condition, but said he is a veteran officer.
Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson tweeted that he was at the hospital and had spoken to the officer who was “receiving excellent care.
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