Authorities say cops in Grand Prairie shot and wounded a man early Saturday after he struck two police cars that were pursuing him.
When authorities responding to allegations of an intoxicated driver on the Texas 161 service road near Arkansas Lane sought to pull over 58-year-old Terry Darnell, he led them on a slow-speed pursuit on the northbound President George Bush Turnpike.
Darnell's pick up a halt on West Marshall Drive before accelerating and ramming two occupied police cruisers. One of which got pushed through a fence, according to authorities. Darnell was shot in the wrist by other officers who opened fire.
After several minutes of discussions, he surrendered and got brought to a hospital for minor injuries. A slight injury gets also sustained by one of the officers, who got brought to the hospital.
The number of cops who fired their weapons gets not disclosed by the department. They've been placed on administrative leave, as is customary in officer-involved shootings. The Dallas County district attorney's office and the Grand Prairie Police Department's Office of Professional Standards investigate. Darnell gets accused of severe assault on a public official.
Darnell was convicted of assault on an employee and may stand for further crimes as the inquiry progresses. The Dallas County District Attorney's Office will examine the shooting incident, and the individuals involved have got suspended indefinitely.