TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a police officer making a traffic stop was dragged by a vehicle for about 50 yards before shooting the motorist.
The Temple Daily Telegram reported that the officer stopped the black Cadillac SUV about 11:15 a.m. Friday and called for backup after noticing suspicious activity. When the second officer arrived, the pair ordered the driver out of the vehicle, but he refused. The first officer's arm was caught in the car window or door, and the motorist sped off at 40 to 50 mph. The officer shot he motorist, who was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
The police officer who was dragged was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Several people in the vehicle, including a child, reported injuries but police said they were not shot.