Man shot after attacking Baytown officer in melee

March 27, 2010 3:12:43 PM PDT
Baytown police say an officer shot a man who attacked him as the officer was trying to break up a mob scene. Police say that as the two officers on the scene tried to make an arrest, they were swarmed by the crowd.

Police say one officer was struck in the head by several men and knocked to the ground. When a man began kicking him, the officer drew his weapon and fired twice.

The man, shot in the abdomen, was taken to a hospital. A police official did not have a condition update on Saturday.

Both officers had minor injuries and were treated and released.

Three people were arrested. Two face charges of interference with public duties and another is charged with assaulting a public servant.


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