A San Angelo police officer was injured when breaking up a domestic dispute Monday afternoon.
According to Chief of Police Tim Vasquez, police were dispatched to 600 block of South Irving for possibly an assault in progress.
The responding police officers could hear a female crying inside the home, in addition to arguing with a male. “They forced entry into the home. The front door was barricaded with a sofa,” he said. Once they broke through, the officers came into contact with the male half of the domestic dispute.
“A struggle ensued. There was a request for backup over the radio. One of the officers received some facial injuries. He’ll be transported to the hospital.”
"The suspect will be taken to the hospital and evaluated and then transported to the Tom Green County Jail," Vasquez said.
Crime scene investigators are taking inventory of the crime scene. The incident happened just before 4 p.m.
Below: Video of the arrest