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Arlington officer shoots man during scuffle

ARLINGTON -- A 23-year-old man taken into custody late Sunday night was shot after he Tasered the arresting officer while being transported to the Arlington Jail.

The man, who was arrested on several traffic warrants, was taken to Dallas Methodist hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds, said Lt. Blake Miller, an Arlington police spokesman.

Police have not released the man's name.

The officer, 32, has been with the department for three years and was treated at the scene for injuries.

According to police, a patrol officer stopped a vehicle in east Arlington near Sherry Street and East Park Row after a routine traffic violation. The driver was handcuffed and placed into the back of the patrol car after a check showed he was wanted on several traffic warrants.

During the ride to the jail, the suspect began kicking the glass inside the car. At some point, the suspect was able to move his hands from the back to the front, according to police.

The officer then stopped the patrol car near E. Abram and Collins Streets and attempted to get the suspect under control.

During a scuffle, the suspect grabbed the officer’s Taser and attacked the officer, police said.

The officer shot at the suspect after he refused to drop the Taser and approached the officer.

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