ATF Joins Investigation Of Police Shooting In Arlington

Alan Scaia
September 04, 2018 - 5:32 am
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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has joined the investigation of an officer-involved shooting this weekend in Arlington.

Arlington police say an officer pulled over a car with expired tags Saturday afternoon along Bowen Road in South Arlington. They say the officer smelled marijuana and called for back-up.

The officer was running the plates, and another officer was standing next to the car when police say the suspects started pulling off. They say the officer reached inside and tried to stop the car.

Police say the suspects started closing the windows, and the officer's arm was trapped. The suspects drove several feet.

Police say the officer shouted for the car to stop, then pulled his gun and shot the driver before falling to the side of the car.

"As the vehicle is driving, obviously commands are being given, but that's when the force was used, as the vehicle was in motion," says Lieutenant Chris Cook.

The officer was treated at the hospital. The suspect, O'Shae Terry, 24, died at the scene.

"I'm not so good right now, knowing an Arlington police officer has killed my son," says Terry's mother, Sherley Woods.

Arlington police say officers found ecstacy, a pound of marijuana and a gun with ammunition in the car.

The ATF is now working with Arlington police to trace the gun.

The passenger in the car was questioned and released.