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A man is arrested in Fort Worth for shooting a River Oaks officer with a pistol.

A man was arrested after police said he shot an officer after trying to stop traffic late Tuesday night in Tarrant County.

Shortly before 11 p.m., an officer in River Oaks, northwest of Fort Worth, tried to stop a vehicle for speeding, according to police.

The driver of the vehicle, identified by police as 27-year-old Tony Rodriguez Quintanara, drove off but eventually stopped at the 2300 block of NW 25th Street in Fort Worth. As a River Oaks officer approached his vehicle, he opened fire, the department said on Wednesday.

The police officer reported that the officer, who was not wounded, did not return fire.

According to police, Kintanar ran into an alleyway, where he was arrested with the help of Fort Worth officers.

On Wednesday, he was held at the Tarrant County Jail on charges including evading arrest, aggravated assault on a public official and illegal possession of a weapon by a criminal. Information about his bail was not available and it was not clear if he had a lawyer.

Anyone with information about the incident can call River Oaks Detective Michael Salvato at 817-626-1991 ext. 340 or email [email protected]

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