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Bedford officer breaks arm, shoots man in leg during confrontation, police say

The man was shot in the leg, but ran about twenty yards before being taken down by the officer, officials said.

BEDFORD, Texas — Updated at 7:05 a.m. with additional information from police.

The Texas Rangers are investigating an incident that left a Bedford police officer with a broken arm and a suspect with a gunshot wound in the leg, early Wednesday morning.  

Police officials said the incident began when an officer tried to stop a driver around 2 a.m. on the 1000 block of Circle Lane. The driver missed a turn and hit the curb, deploying the airbags. 

He then allegedly got out of his vehicle and approached the officer, police on the scene said, while telling the officer he had a weapon and motioning with his hand behind his back to indicate that as well. 

The officer then backed away, verbally telling the man to stop, but he continued to approach and said he was going to harm him, according to police.

The officer then fired his gun, shooting the man in the leg. The suspect ran about 20 yards before being taken down by the officer, officials said. 

The officer suffered a broken arm during the arrest. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to officials. 

Officers applied a tourniquet to the man's leg before he was transported to the hospital for treatment, police said. He was released into police custody after receiving treatment.

At this time authorities have not released the suspect's name.  

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