Arlington, Tx. Officer shot, 1 suspect in custody

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday night, an Arlington Police officer was shot while assisting the Saginaw Police Department serve a felony arrest warrant for murder.

Officers from the Saginaw Police Department had a warrant for a man identified as 23 year old Joel Conner McCommon who was wanted for fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Miles last weekend. 

Officers from the Arlington Police Department went with Saginaw Detectives to the 400 block of Summit Avenue, near the University of Texas at Arlington campus to assist in the arrest of McCommon. When Officers arrived McCommon opened fire at them from inside the apartment according to Officers.

The only officer that was struck was the same officer that returned fire according to Arlington Police Department Sgt. VaNessa Harrison. There were no other injuries reported.

The officer, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, where he’s listed in good condition. Harrison said he’s been with department for about three years. He was said to be in “good spirits” according to Sgt. VaNessa Harrison.

The suspect McCommon was also taken to a local area hospital where he was listed in good condition.

McCommon and his victim Miles had known each other. McCommon was the only suspect in the slaying of Miles who was a senior at Saginaw High School and would have celebrated his 18th birthday on Tuesday.

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