A Killeen police officer is on administrative leave after she fired her weapon at a male suspect Friday evening.
KPD officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Cross Timber Drive at 6:23 p.m. to assist an emergency medical crew, according to Ofelia Miramontez, KPD spokeswoman.
Arriving on scene, the ambulance was found to have been involved in a collison with another vehicle.
One officer exited her vehicle, when a male suspect charged toward her, police said.
A witness on the scene told the Herald the officer warned the suspect to stop and get on the ground. The man crumpled to the ground. The officer did not shoot.
It was not clear from witness reports or the KPD press release whether the suspect was struck by any shots fired minutes earlier. A press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, which has taken over the investigation, indicated the man was "injured."
The suspect was airlifted to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, where he is still receiving medical care, according to Sgt. David Roberts, DPS spokesman.
No additional information on details of the incident or regarding the suspect's identity has been released.