Officer recovering after being shot during an arrest

POSTED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 2:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 2:47pm

A Teague Police Officer is back at home after being injured while responding to a call about a juvenile with a firearm.

According to authorities, the officer responded to a call around 9 p.m. on Wednesday about a teenager being in possesion of a gun with intentions to harm himself.

The officer, Mike Noll, contacted another officer, Chief Dennis Cox, to come in for possible assistance. The young man and his mother were at the edge of Eppes Street and appeared to be in confrontation about the teenager holding a firearm in his hand. Noll went to their location, attempted to reason with the juvenile, got his hands behind him, one was holding the firearm. The gun then fired.

Noll slumped to the ground and was rendered first aid by Cox until an ambulance arrived. The teenager fled into an adjacent, wooded area. As officers began to search, the teen walked back and surrendered himself. He was then detained by officers and transported to the Sheriff's Office and later evaluated by medical authorities.

Noll was transported to Hillcrest Hospital in Waco by helicopter for treatment and medical evaluation. He was released by the hospital a few hours later. It's believed Noll received a clean flesh wound with no bones or arteries struck.

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