A man shot Wednesday by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and an off-duty Ferris police officer is recovering and in custody.[[383190751,R]]
The man, whose identity has not been released, was attempting to renew his driver's license at the DPS office on Northwest Highway near Jupiter Road at about 5 p.m. but fled when it was determined he had an outstanding felony warrant, DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel said.
A trooper attempted to arrest the man, but he got into a white BMW in the parking lot. The off-duty officer came to the trooper's aid in attempting to arrest the man, and both law enforcement officers fired their guns at the man during the encounter, Haschel said.
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The man was transported to a hospital, where he was treated and released into the custody of law enforcement.
A second person in the BMW was not injured, Haschel said.
The entire incident is now under investigation by the Texas Rangers.