KILLEEN (June 26, 2012)—A Killeen police officer who was struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon as he chased a fleeing suspect was flown to Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Police said the officer was in stable condition, but provided no details about injuries.
The officer's name was not released.
The injured officer was among a group of about 10 officers involved in a foot chase with a man identified as Roel Reando Brown, 25, who bolted as he was being arrested on an aggravated assault warrant at around 1:55 p.m. Tuesday at apartments at 702 Santa Rosa.
A Chevrolet Avalanche struck the officer at the intersection of Hallmark and Dimple as he pursued Brown into the street.
Law enforcement officers flooded the area and a medical helicopter landed at a nearby school to fly the injured officer to Temple.
Another officer was bitten by a police dog during the chase and was taken to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.
The dog, from the department’s K-9 unit, was attempting to go after Brown when it bit the officer, police said.
The driver of the Avalanche stopped after the truck struck the officer and was being interviewed by investigators.
Brown was arrested at 2:55 p.m. off Adela Street, about a block away.
Officers used a stun gun while making the arrest.