Ennis PD shoot man after he rams squad cars

ENNIS -- Ennis police shot and killed a man late Monday in a church parking lot after he allegedly struck a squad car attempting to leave the scene of a traffic stop.

The incident happened at about 9 p.m. in the parking lot of The Way, The Truth and The Life Christian Center on N. Kaufman Street, where 36-year-old Moses Ruben stopped after being pulled over for going 59 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Officers discovered Ruben was carrying an invalid driver's license and had active warrants out for his arrest from two different cities. An officer told Ruben about the warrants and asked him to get out of his vehicle.

When he refused, backup was called, and police say Ruben "made an attempt to escape apprehension by ramming his vehicle into two Ennis squad cars, narrowly missing officers as they tried to avoid being struck by his vehicle."

Two officers fired at least three shots, with at least one hitting Ruben. Emergency crews arrived and pronounced Ruben dead at the scene.

A small crowd including friends and family gathered at the scene, but no incidents were reported and no arrests were made.

The Texas Rangers are taking over the investigation, which is standard procedure in Texas, and the officers involved will be placed on routine administrative leave.

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