Officer-involved shooting in Everman

EVERMAN, Texas -- An officer-involved shooting is under investigation Thursday night.

At about 8 p.m., officers were patrolling the 1900 block of Everman Parkway when they saw a white sedan speeding without any lights on, according to Everman police. 

Police tried pulling the driver over, but the vehicle immediately pulled into a nearby Fort Worth apartment complex, lost control and ended up facing the officer’s vehicle.

When the officer got out of the vehicle, the driver, identified as 21-year-old Robert Jarvis Petite, drove
at the officer, police said. That's when the officer fired shots, hitting Petite. Petite and a passenger were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Petite, faces a charge aggravated assault on a public servant and evading arrest, police said. 
 
The Fort Worth Police Department Major Case Unit is investigating this incident.

The officer, a 9-year law enforcement veteran, is currently on paid administrative leave, which is department policy.

Once the investigation is complete, the case heads to the Tarrant County Grand Jury for review.

Stay with WFAA for updates. 

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