A Texas police chief was wounded when he was shot in the back while assisting with an eviction over the weekend.
The incident happened Saturday as Newton Police Chief Will Jackson was helping Newton County Precinct 1 Constable Colton Havard and Sheriff Robert Burby evict two people from a home, KBMT-TV reports. When they reached the house, a woman inside told the officers they were trespassing.
Gunfire erupted as the law enforcement officers forcibly entered the home, and Jackson was struck in the back.
"He was wearing a ballistic vest. It actually probably saved him a great deal of damage," Havard said. "It struck the skin."
A standoff ensued following the shooting, and additional state and local law enforcement officers were called in. Eventually, the two residents requested to speak with Burby.
"They were asking for me and I made contact with them over the loudspeaker, and I went in and talked to them a while and was able to bring them out," he said.
The man and woman were arrested and charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer. They are being held on $1 million bond.
The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.