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Everman officer fired into suspect vehicle as it charged, police say

Kelvin Hayes, 19, was shot multiple times and killed Wednesday night in Everman, police say.
Kelvin Hayes, 19, was shot multiple times and killed Wednesday night in Everman, police say. Courtesy

Two people were hospitalized Thursday night after an Everman police officer fired into a white sedan he pulled over during a traffic stop.

The Everman officer, whose name has not been released, fired into the vehicle as it "drove at" him in a parking lot of the Stallion Pointe apartments, at 9053 S Race St., according to an Everman Police Department news release.

The officer initiated a traffic stop along Everman Parkway Thursday just after 8 p.m., because the vehicle was "traveling at a high rate of speed with no lights on," according to the release. The speed limit along most of Everman Parkway is 40 mph.

The sedan immediately pulled into the apartment complex parking lot, and at some point, ended up facing the Everman patrol car.

When the officer got out of his vehicle, "the suspect vehicle drove at the officer," the release said.

The officer fired into the vehicle, striking the driver. MedStar took the sedan's driver, an adult male, to John Peter Smith Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky.

Since the apartment complex carries a Fort Worth address, the Fort Worth Police Department's major case division is investigating the shooting. Police did not release the names of the occupants of the suspect sedan, or of the officer.

The officer who fired the shots has been placed on administrative leave, per Everman police policy.

Matthew Martinez: 817-390-7667; @MCTinez817

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