Man shot by Hurst police remains in hospital

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A man shot by Hurst police after he tried to run over them with a minivan Saturday night faces charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, Hurst police said Sunday.

The 27-year-old man remained in John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth on Sunday with injuries that are not life-threatening, Hurst police said.

Authorities did not release his name Sunday because he was not in custody.

“We will write warrants for him and arrest him then,” Assistant Police Chief Steve Niekamp said Sunday.

The man faces at least two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, Niekamp said.

Officers responded to a call shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday regarding an intoxicated person at the Dakota Place Apartments, in the 400 block of East Hurst Boulevard in Hurst

A man tried to drive away in his minivan, hitting an officer who was standing in the doorway of the van, police said in a news release. The officer suffered a minor abrasion on his arm.

The man then drove his minivan toward another officer, who shot his handgun, police said.

The man was shot once in the upper body, Hurst police said.

He did not live in the apartment complex but was visiting friends, Niekamp said.

Both officers, whose names were not released, will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, which is routine.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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