Driver shot, injured by Grand Prairie police after ramming police cars, injuring one officer
The Grand Prairie Police Department and Dallas County District Attorney’s Office Officer Involved Shooting Team are currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this morning along 161 near the Arkansas Lane exit.
At around 9:00am, Grand Prairie police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible intoxicated driver in the area of northbound 161 near Arkansas Lane. Officers located the Dodge pickup truck and attempted to stop the driver, but he led police on a short, low speed pursuit up 161 and the PGBT.
The driver exited off the PGBT at Marshall Drive and temporarily stopped. After stopping, he quickly accelerated his pickup truck and rammed multiple police cars, causing one of them to run off the road and into a fence.
Officers fired their weapons at the driver in an attempt to get him to stop. One of the bullets hit the driver in the wrist.
After a brief standoff, the driver surrendered to Grand Prairie police. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
One Grand Prairie police officer was also transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver, a 58-year-old man from Arlington, has been arrested on a charge of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, a first degree felony. Additional charges are pending.
The officers involved in this shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave while the investigation plays out.