Update: 10:25 a.m. July 13
According to an update from the Amarillo Police Department, officials have found the vehicle that is suspected to have been used in the hit-and-run incident on Monday.
According to a news release, officials from the Amarillo Police Department were able to identify a possible suspect vehicle in the case after finding a partial license plate that the injured officer was able to get during the incident.
Through the identification of this suspect car, officials from the department said that a possible suspect in the case has also been identified. No charges have been filed at this time and no arrest has been made related to the investigation, police said in the release.
The officer involved in the incident continues to recover from their injuries, officials said in the release.
Update: 5:10 p.m.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Roads in the area where the wreck occurred have been reopened to traffic and the scene is clear.
Update: 2:10 p.m.
The Amarillo Police Department released further information on the wreck that injured an officer in the area of McMasters Street and SW 3rd Avenue.
According to the police department, the officer involved was taken to a local hospital with “non-life-threatening” injuries. However, officers are still searching for the car that was involved.
The police department described the suspect vehicle as a “small black car” that left northbound on McMasters from the scene. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department at 378-3038 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also be given anonymously at www.amapolice.org or on the Amarillo Crime Stoppers P3 mobile app.
As of 2:15 p.m., police had set up a perimeter between SW 3rd and 4th on McMasters. Drivers should consider alternate routes through the area and be aware of emergency responders on or near the roadway.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to the Amarillo Police Department, an officer was hit by a car on Monday afternoon during an attempted traffic stop in the area of 3rd and McMasters.
The police department described that a motorcycle officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of McMasters and 3rd on Monday. The vehicle backed into the officer and pushed him back around 20 feet, according to officials, before leaving northbound from the scene.
MyHighPlains.com staff near the scene reported that traffic in the area was still moving. However, drivers should be cautious of emergency responders possibly on or near the roadway.
This story is developing. Check with MyHighPlains.com for updates.