Shots fired during DPS pursuit


An 18-year-old Arlington man is being held, charged with firing shots after a DPS trooper tried to stop him for a traffic violation in Waco. 

Rodney Lynn Ross, Jr is facing multiple charges following the incident that occurred about 1:12 a.m. Sunday when the trooper attempted to stop a Chrysler 200 for a minor traffic violation on Park Street at the I-35 frontage road in Waco.

The driver of the Chrysler, later identified as Ross, fired shots in the air with a rifle and attempted to flee the trooper, heading north on I-35.

The car was finally stopped near the 353 mile marker at West and Ross was then taken into custody without further incident.

Ross was transported to the McLennan County Jail and held on charges of DWI with an open container,  unlawfully carrying a weapon, felony evading arrest with a vehicle, discharge of a firearm in certain municipalities, and deadly conduct discharge of firearm.

His bond was set at a total of $46,000.

The trooper was not injured.

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