The Texas Rangers are continuing the investigation of an officer-involved shooting that took place at approximately 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the ALCO parking lot on Main Street in Andrews.
DPS Criminal Investigations Agents were conducting a narcotics investigation involving a male and female suspect. According to the preliminary investigation, as DPS officers identified themselves and attempted to arrest the individuals, the female suspect fled the scene.
When she allegedly attempted to hit officers with her vehicle, arresting officers fired The woman was wounded and crashed a short time later. She was ultimately transported to a hospital in Odessa where she remains in stable condition.
She has been identified as Ashley Grado of Artesia, New Mexico. She faces multiple charges and was in possession of a handgun.
A second suspect, Eric Carrasco of Midland, was arrested without incident and is being held in the Andrews County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and a felony drug charge related to methamphetamine recovered during the investigation.
The DPS officers involved in the shooting will be placed on temporary administrative leave, which is standard procedure following this type of incident.
No other information is available at this time, and the incident remains under investigation.
ANDREWS -- Andrews Police, Texas Department of Safety troopers and Texas Rangers were on the scene of a shooting outside a discount store Wednesday evening.
Andrews Police tell Big 2 that officers, Rangers and troopers were called to the ALCO at 1203 North Main Street in Andrews Wednesday evening.
Police haven't released any more information on the shooting, but Big 2's crews on the scene say there are several bullet holes in the front doors of the ALCO.
The Andrews County News is also reporting that the incident was actually a officer-involved shooting, and 1 person was injured.
Here is the media release from DPS:
Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place at approximately 6:15 p.m. in Andrews. The incident involved DPS officers and two suspects. A male suspect was arrested, and a female suspect was transported to the hospital in Odessa after she was wounded in the incident, which took place in the ALCO parking lot on Main Street in Andrews. Additional information will be released tomorrow, but no other details will be released this evening.