Arlington Police Officer Shot Serving Felony Warrant
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 06, 2012, June 06, 2012

Arlington Tactical Officer Bryan Graham was injured while assisting Fort Worth Police as they attempted to serve a felony warrant Tuesday evening in east Arlington. Officer Graham was shot in the head after entering the apartment. He is expected to survive his injuries and is being cared for at a Fort Worth hospital. The suspect being sought was also shot during the incident and is deceased.

The Arlington Police Department was contacted by the Fort Worth Police Department regarding their attempts to apprehend a fugitive with an outstanding aggravated robbery warrant. They had located the suspect in an Arlington apartment in the 600 block of E. Arkansas Lane. Fort Worth officers were inside the apartment and had the suspect, later identified as Alexzander R. Coan, 23, cornered in a bedroom. There were two other women inside the apartment with him.

At about 7:15 p.m., shots were fired. Officer Graham was shot in the head above his right eyebrow after making entry. He was driven by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Coan was also shot and later died from his injuries. One of the women inside the apartment was injured but not shot as previously reported. She had abrasions and cuts.

Officer Graham is an 11-year veteran of the Arlington Police Department. He is a fulltime member of the Tactical Unit. The 35-year-old officer is also married with two children- ages 4 and 8. Shortly after the shooting, Officer Graham was conscious, talking and gave officers a thumbs up signal before being driven to the hospital.

At this point, there will an Internal Affairs investigation to look into the officer-involved shooting. Investigators will talk to witnesses, officers and the people involved in the incident an effort to determine the circumstances of this incident.

Report# 120033077

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Alexzander R. Coan
Alexzander R. Coan

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