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WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW) – There was a deadly officer involved shooting in Weatherford early Tuesday morning.
According to Police, officers tried to pull over a vehicle for running a stop sign on Ric Williamson Memorial Hwy around 4:00am.
After refusing to stop, the unidentified male driver gave chase, and at one point put his SUV into reverse and rammed into the a patrol car.
Reports say the suspect lost control of the SUV at Bethel Road and Thompson Road. With the vehicle stuck, the male suspect got out of the vehicle and walked towards the officer’s car – while carrying a baby seat in front of him.
The suspect allegedly ignored the officer’s commands to stop and kept walking towards the patrol car.
The suspect then threw the baby seat in the car and jumped into the running patrol car where there was a weapon within arm’s reach of the suspect. The officer then shot the man several times — killing him.
The suspect in this case is a Weatherford resident, W/M, 41 years of age. The suspect’s identity is currently being withheld to allow for family notifications.
The Texas Rangers will take the lead on the investigation.
According to Weather PD, the officer has been placed on routine administrative leave.
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