A man drove into a crowd at a Little League game in Tyler, Texas on Tuesday evening, killing an off-duty police officer and injuring two others, local officials said.
The 24-year-old off-duty Officer Edward Parker was struck while standing at the beginning of the sixth inning in what authorities say was a hit-and-run. Parker’s wife, wife’s sister and their infant son were also struck. The 41-year-old woman Parker’s wife’s sister and her son were rushed to a hospital, though their condition is unclear.
CBS News reporter M.J. Holland said on Twitter that the suspects fled the scene.
Fox 26 in Tyler reported that police apprehended the suspect, a 19-year-old man named Isaiah Soule, who was driving a 2015 Nissan Rogue. Soule will be charged with intoxication manslaughter, and investigators are interviewing witnesses and analyzing the Ford Mustang that investigators say Soule hit Parker.
Authorities are still searching for other witnesses to the crash.
A witness to the incident spoke to local CBS affiliate KXAS.
“When he was hit, he was probably laying there for a minute and I think he died right there,” the man said. “I’m devastated for his family.”
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