Officer Hit by Vehicle While In Line Of Duty

An Amarillo Police officer was hit by a car as he was taking care of a domestic dispute.

At 12:14 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to a restaurant at South Arthur Street and Southeast 14th Avenue.

An off-duty police officer was at the restaurant and witnessed the domestic incident.

The officer identified himself and intervened.

While attempting to detain the suspect, the officer was hit by the suspect’s vehicle, still, the officer was able to detain the suspect until other officers arrived.

Officers arrested the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Avante Leeshun Vanzandt, for aggravated assault on a public servant.

The officer was transported to a local hospital.

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