Texas officer trying to arrest suspect shot by fellow cop

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer shot another officer and a man he was trying to arrest during a confrontation following a traffic stop, authorities said Friday.

Police in Weatherford, west of Fort Worth, said officer Chris Bumpas was conducting the stop Thursday evening when he discovered there was a warrant for the arrest of one of three people in the vehicle.

The man became combative and struck the officer in the head with a metal flashlight, police said in a statement posted to the department’s Facebook page.

The second officer, whom Bumpas had called for backup, couldn’t subdue the suspect using a stun gun so he drew his firearm and fired multiple shots, striking Bumpas and the suspect.

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Bumpas was recovering Friday from surgery on his abdomen. The suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, is in guarded condition at a hospital. Once he’s released, the man will be taken to jail on charges that include aggravated assault on a peace officer, police said.

The second officer wasn’t identified by authorities and has been placed on administrative leave.

Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.