Officer in fair condition after being accidentally struck by another officer’s vehicle


ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) An Odessa Police officer is in fair condition after being struck by another officer while working a call Thursday morning.

Police officials say the investigation began around 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Hancock when officers were called to a home invasion.

The victims told police three men kicked in the front door of their home and held them at gunpoint while demanding cell phones, cash and a Jeep Cherokee, according to a release.

The suspects left with cash, cell phones and the victim’s vehicle.

Later that day, around 7:30 p.m., Officer Teddy Yelley noticed the stolen vehicle in the area of 40th and Golder Avenue, with a suspect matching the description in the home invasion, police say.

The suspect, Jacob Collins, then got out of the car and ran from Cpl. Yelley, according to a release.

While responding to the call, a second officer struck Cpl. Yelley with his vehicle, officials said Thursday evening.

Cpl. Yelley was taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury and is listed in fair condition.

Collins, however, has not been located.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the OPD at 432-333-3641 or the Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

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