A man shot by police Friday is now in Bell County jail, accused of stealing an ambulance, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. David Roberts.
“The suspect was struck by the KPD officer’s gunfire and taken to Scott and White after the incident for medical treatment,” Roberts said. “He has been released and is in the Bell County Jail for the theft of the ambulance.”
The statements Wednesday were the first confirmation the man had been shot and the first report of what he had been doing before the shooting.
The shooting occurred Friday at about 6:30 p.m. A Killeen police officer was called to the 2600 block of Cross Timber Drive, where the ambulance wrecked, according to police. The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident at the request of the Killeen Police Department.
According to new information released Wednesday, the injured man had stolen an ambulance before being involved in an accident with another vehicle. After the accident, the suspect charged the officer, causing her to shoot, according to police reports.
KPD is investigating the theft of the ambulance while Texas Rangers continue to investigate the shooting.