Update: Friday, 12:30 p.m.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to a release from the Amarillo Police Department, 25-year-old Avante Leeshun Vanzandt was arrested in the wake of a Thursday incident in which an off-duty APD officer was struck by a vehicle while attempting to intervene in a “domestic incident.”
The police department said that Vanzandt was arrested for “Assault on a Public Servant” as well as a theft warrant out of Randall County.
The officer that was hit sustained “non-life-threatening injuries,” according to officials, and was treated and released from a local hospital.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Police Department reports that an off-duty officer was injured after intervening in a domestic incident.
According to APD, officers were called to a restaurant in the 1400 block of South Arthur Street on an assault. Police said an off-duty officer at the restaurant saw what he said was a domestic incident and identified himself before intervening.
Police said while the off-duty officer was attempting to detain the suspect, the officer was hit by their car. The officer was able to stop and detain the suspect until on-duty officers arrived.
The suspect was arrested for “Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant” and the officer was taken to the hospital with injuries.
The Amarillo Police Department is investigating the incident.
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