Troy (FOX 44) — An officer-involved shooting that took place in Troy Monday night is under investigation.
DPS Sgt. Brian Washko tells FOX 44 News the shooting took place near the Love’s Truck Stop. Officers from Troy and Temple Police Departments are part of the investigation.
Sgt. Washko says the shooting took place at the end of a high-speed chase. No officers were injured, but a person was shot.
Temple police report that at about 7:30 p.m. Monday they got a call reporting a vehicle pursuit moving southbound on I-35 had entered Bell County. Hill County Sheriff Deputies were attempting to stop the vehicle but were unsuccessful and the driver continued evading law enforcement into Bell County
The vehicle being pursued was described to be a U-Haul box truck with an unknown male driver. The U-Haul entered the north city limits of Troy, Texas driving against traffic on the service road and on the interstate. The U-Haul traveled through downtown Troy, and finally came to a stop on Church Street between Love’s Truck Stop and Love’s Boulevard.
Troy Police had assistance from Temple Police, and additional support from Bell County Sheriff Office and Hill County Sheriff Office. Before the U-Haul came to a stop the driver attempted to ram police vehicles.
A Troy Police Officer and a Temple Police Officer discharged their duty handguns at the driver of the U-Haul, and the driver was taken into custody. The suspect was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas, and is in stable condition.
The Troy and Temple Police Officer(s) have been placed on administrative leave with pay in accordance with department policy. Both agencies will conduct an administrative investigation to determine if any department policies or procedures were violated.