Suspect in stable condition after Troy police officer fires weapon during pursuit

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Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 1:15 AM CDT
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TROY, Texas (KWTX) - A suspect taken to the Baylor Scott & White hospital after a Troy police officer fired his weapon during a pursuit Sunday afternoon was listed in stable condition, the Troy Police Department said in a news release Monday.

The information provided by police did not clarify whether the suspect was shot by the officer who discharged the weapon.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Sept. 25, police were alerted to the reckless driver of a red, two-door car reportedly speeding up to 90 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic, and driving on the shoulder on the northbound lanes of I-35 in between Belton and Temple.

Troy police officers spotted the red car at about 5:05 p.m. in the 13600 block of I-35 and the driver of the car almost struck a patrol unit, police said.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and led authorities on a pursuit to Jeff Hunt Toyota at 1440 West Loop 340 in Waco.

At that time, “the suspect attempted to ram the officer on scene and shots were fired from the Troy Police Officer,” the department said.

In its news release, the police department stops short of confirming the suspect was struck by the rounds fired by the officer, but goes on the state, “information was received during the night that the suspect was in stable condition.”

The officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave, a common practice in officer-involved shootings.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.