Belton police announced the arrest early Sunday morning of a man suspected of shooting at a police officer during a traffic stop Saturday.
The officer escaped injury in the shooting, which occurred during a traffic stop Saturday evening. Belton Police Department staffers posted about the incident on the department’s Facebook page.
The man arrested as a suspect in the shooting was identified as Isaac DeWayne Cotton Jr.
According to Belton police, the incident began when an officer tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle. The driver of the vehicle tried to evade police. When the vehicle eventually stopped, a person got out of the vehicle and opened fire on the officer.
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The officer was not struck and was “doing fine,” police said.
Belton police said Cotton remained in custody and that charges were pending.