On September 22, 2019 at 10:59 pm, a Longview Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Sunset Motel located at 1308 W. Marshall Avenue. The officer made contact with the individuals inside the vehicle. After the officer removed two people from the vehicle, an unknown male attempted to pull away from the scene. The officer gave commands for the driver to stop and the driver refused to obey the lawful commands. The vehicle was driven in the direction of the officer and the officer fired his duty weapon at the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle continued fleeing the scene and another involved party fled on foot. Police are currently searching for the vehicle and the suspects that fled the scene. The car is a black Nissan Altima TX License Plate #KTV-6990. Police encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Terry Davis at 903-237-1199 or Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-7867.
The Texas Rangers are currently investigating this officer involved shooting. The officer involved in this shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.
More information may be released as it becomes available.