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Man with Taser shot by Arlington officer

A 23-year-old Arlington man was hospitalized and faces charges after an altercation in which authorities say he attacked a police officer with the patrolman's stun gun, prompting the officer to shoot back.

Vincent Wadley was being treated for gunshot wounds Monday at Dallas Methodist Medical Center, said Lt. Blake Miller, an Arlington police spokesman. Wadley faces a charge of aggravated assault on a police officer, Miller said.

Officer Juan Rodriguez, 32, arrested Wadley on outstanding warrants after a traffic stop in east Arlington on Sunday night, Miller said.

During the ride to the jail, police said Wadley began kicking the glass inside the car. His hands were handcuffed behind his back, but he was able to get his hands in front of him, Miller said.

Rodriguez stopped the patrol car near East Abram and Collins streets and attempted to get Wadley under control, police said. During a scuffle, he grabbed the officer's Taser and attacked him, police said.

Rodriguez shot Wadley after he refused to drop the Taser and continued to approach the officer, Miller said.

Rodriguez was treated for injuries at the scene and has been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, Miller said.

Rodriguez has been with the Arlington department for three years and has received 12 commendations, Miller said.

Wadley has previously been arrested for failing to identify himself and completed deferred adjudication probation, according to court records.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in about two months.

On June 7, a 31-year-old Fort Worth man was shot after he tried to ram his vehicle into approaching police officers, according to authorities.

Eduardo Diaz faces a charge of attempted capital murder of a peace officer, according to court records. Officer C. Huggins and L. Smith were placed on administrative leave but have returned to duty, Miller said.

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