Texas Rangers leading investigation into Ennis police shooting

 The Texas Rangers are conducting an investigation into a police shooting in Ennis Saturday evening.


Ennis Police Lt. Mike Hopson says officers were called about a person being threatened with a gun. Police located a suspect in a pickup and tried to stop him. Lt. Hopson says the pickup drove away with officers in pursuit. The pickup driver lost control and hit a street sign. Hopson says the officers were out of their police cars ordering the man to get out of his pickup when the driver took off again heading toward the officers. The officers opened fire hitting the driver.


Lt Hopson says the suspect was taken to Baylor Hospital in Dallas in critical condition. The suspect, according to Lt. Hopson, faces charges of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Attempted Capital Murder and Deadly Conduct. His name has not been released. Hopson says a loaded bolt-action rifle was found inside the man's truck


Hopson says the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the investigation.


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