MERCEDES, Texas (KVEO) – According to the Mercedes Public Safety Department Facebook post, the officer involved in an auto-ped incident at the Rio Grande Premium Outlets in Mercedes early Tuesday, was struck by a vehicle when officers were approaching a “suspected illicit drug activity” in the area.
The male driver of the “gray four-door vehicle” involved, ran over one of the officers as law enforcement tried to make contact with all individuals.
The injured officer whose identity is not known due to the ongoing investigation and next of kin was transported to the hospital and is being treated for his injuries.
All suspects involved have been apprehended.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.