A Texarkana Arkansas police officer was injured after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night in the city.
Police say the incident actually began after an accident involving a TAPD patrol unit. Around 8:20pm, police responded to a vehicle accident involving that patrol unit in the 400 block of east street. During the investigation a Texarkana Police Officer was injured. Officer Mason Shepherd, assisting with the accident investigation, was struck by a vehicle traveling north bound on east street. Officer Shepherd was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital. Shephard is currently in stable condition.
The initial accident occurred when Officer Jacob Montoya’s patrol unit was struck by a vehicle that was exiting from a parking lot at 402 East street. Officer Montoya sustained minor injuries from the accident.
Both accidents remain under investigation at this time.