Late Monday evening, an officer from the Killeen Police Department discharged his weapon while in pursuit of a suspect.

According to a press release from the Killeen Police Department, law enforcement responded to a domestic violence call at approximately 11:11 PM on April 13.

The first officer on the scene discharged his weapon when he found the suspect outside of the residence. The suspect escaped in a vehicle, but officers later found the vehicle abandoned at the 1400 block of Van Zanten Dr.

Authorities were able to locate the suspect hiding in a culvert in the 1300 block of S. 2nd St.  The suspect was then taken to Baylor Scott & White in Temple where he was treated for the injuries he sustained.

Currently the officer is on administrative leave following protocol for discharging his weapon. The Killeen Police department has recruited the Texas Rangers to assist by conducting an independent investigation of the incident.

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