Arlington Officer ​Shot After Traffic Stop

Alan Scaia
January 14, 2019 - 7:26 am
Police Lights

© Viorel Margineanu | Dreamstime.com

Categories: 

ARLINGTON (KRLD 1080)- Arlington police have identified the suspect in a shooting that left an officer in the hospital Friday night. The officer was shot after a traffic stop near Fielder Road and Randol Mill.

Police say another officer pulled a car over for not using its turn signal. The officer smelled marijuana, asked for back-up and another officer started frisking a passenger.

While the officer was frisking Treshun Miller, 20, police say Miller pulled away from the officer, started running, pulled a gun and shot the officer in the lower torso.

"It was very difficult for me to watch the officer just lying on his back, wincing in pain and just wanting help," says Lieutenant Chris Cook.

Cook says other officers returned fire, killing Miller.

Police have not released the officer's name. They say he is in serious but stable condition.

"There are so many unknowns in police work," Cook says. "You don't go to work thinking you'll be involved in a shooting, and you sure don't go to work thinking your life will flash before your eyes thinking you'll never see your family again."

Miller had a criminal history and was due in court next month on drug charges from a different case in November.