Police Blotter: Officer Shoots When Driver Rams Patrol Car

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    Greg Janda
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    A list of stories making police headlines for Oct. 9-10.

    Officer-Involved Shooting in Fort Worth
    Investigators said a Fort Worth police officer fired his gun seven times after a suspect vehicle rammed his police cruiser before coming after the officer. Officer K.M. Bickley, who has been with the department for over a year, made the traffic stop at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. According to officers, the suspect pulled a dark-colored SUV into a driveway on the 6700 block of Marvin Brown. The officer parked his vehicle behind the driver, who then tried to take off. Fearing for his life officer Bickley fired his weapon, and the driver fled. The driver was found several hours later and was taken into custody. Bickley was not injured.

    Car Ends Up Inside Apartment After Argument
    Fort Worth police were called to the 900 block of Oak Grove just south of Interstate 35W on Saturday afternoon. When they arrived they found the driver of a vehicle being treated by a paramedic. Through interviews, investigators said they were able to determine after some sort of argument, the driver of the vehicle tried to run over two of his neighbors and his car ended up in an apartment. Steven Hill has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    Reprieve for Dallas Killer Set to Die This Week
    A convicted killer set to die this week for the shooting death of a Dallas grocery store security guard more than two decades ago has won a reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday ordered a delay in the punishment of 42-year-old Gayland Bradford until the court decides whether to review an appeal in his case. Bradford was set to die Thursday in Huntsville for the December 1988 shooting death of 29-year-old Brian Williams. Bradford's attorney argued to the court that the trial court appointed an inexperienced and underqualified lawyer to handle some of Bradford's earlier appeals. Bradford was 20 at the time of the shooting and on parole for robbery. 

    Overnight Hit-and-Run Accident
    Fort Worth police are also looking into an overnight crash. The accident in the 2300 block of Meacham Boulevard sent five people to the hospital. After hitting a traffic light, the car overturned and caught fire. Police are still trying to determine what happened.