FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth officer was rushed to the hospital Saturday after being hit by a stolen vehicle during a chase, police said.READ MORE: 3rd Person Injured In Texas Drag Racing Crash Passes Away
Police said the incident started at around 11:30 a.m. after officers tried to pull over a stolen vehicle on I-35W. Police said the vehicle didn’t stop and a chase began.
According to police, the vehicle hit an officer who was trying to deploy stop sticks.
Police said the officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition.READ MORE: On 'Hell's Half Acre' Fort Worth Leaders Ignored Illegal Booze, Gambling As Money Ended Up In City Coffers
In the latest update as of 6 p.m., police said the officer was in surgery and is stable.
Police said Saturday evening that the suspect was eventually found and arrested after abandoning the vehicle. He was identified as Ronnie Jackson, Jr., 38.
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The suspect was charged with attempted criminal capital murder and evading arrest.