A 23-year-old man who fled from a traffic stop in Arlington, Texas, was fatally shot by police on Wednesday night, after he ran over a female officer twice.
WFAA reports that Tavis Crane was pulled over on Spring Lake Drive at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday during a routine traffic stop. After a female officer ran Crane’s information, she called for backup when she realized he had several warrants out for his arrest. Once additional officers arrived to the scene, Crane backed his car up, hitting the female officer as she stood outside of her squad car. While trying to speed off, he hit her again.
A backup officer grabbed onto Crane’s back car door and climbed inside while Crane peeled away. The officer shot Crane; he was later pronounced dead at the Arlington Memorial Hospital.
“The driver made a decision and reversed and struck an officer, actually ran over one of our officers and struck that officer’s patrol vehicle. While this is going on, another officer is having a struggle trying to get the driver to stop,” said Lt. Chris Cook with Arlington PD.
Crane was driving the car with a man, woman, and child inside. They weren’t injured during the incident, and the two adults cooperated with answering questions with Arlington PD. The child’s relatives picked him up.
According to police records, Crane had outstanding warrants for probation violation and evading arrest.
The injured female officer was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. She’s listed in serious condition but expected to survive.
The story is developing. Check back later for updates.
[Feature Photo: Fort Worth PD]