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Tarrant police shoot woman who allegedly tried to run over officer

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TARRANT — A woman was shot by Tarrant police after she allegedly tried to run over an officer following a chase through the city, according to Carol Robinson.

The incident happened on Monday night at Sloan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard in Tarrant when a 32-year-old white female was stopped by an officer for a busted taillight. Shortly afterwards it was found that she had outstanding warrants for escape and assault in the second degree.

According to the report, she had appeared at the Tarrant Municipal Court on June 29. She was found in contempt of court and ordered to jail but she ran out of the court and fled in her car, running over an officer’s foot during the escape.

On Monday night, the woman fled from the traffic stop and was pursued to a dead end at North Springdale Road. Police say that she turned around and intentionally ran into an officer’s SUV. The officer opened fire and struck her several times.

Even when wounded, the woman still resisted being arrested. She was taken to UAB Hospital to be treated.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate due to the shooting being officer-involved.

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