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A man who was shot by a police officer during an alleged fight at a shopping center last week near Independence Heights has been arrested, according to the Houston Police Department.

Phillip Rogers, 41, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault of a peace officer, disarming a police officer and evading arrest, according to Harris County Court records. He was hospitalized and treated, according to HPD, and subsequently charged.

Officer John Pavlica, who HPD said has been with the department since 2014, was treated at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center and released, according to the department. HPD’s special investigations unit, internal affairs division, and the Harris County District Attorney’s office are investigating the incident, according to the department.

Police allege Pavlica at about 7:30 p.m. June 26 was working an approved off-duty job inside a store at the Northline Commons shopping center, 4400 North Freeway, when Rogers allegedly entered with a large wooden table leg before allegedly approaching another man and hitting him twice with the table leg before leaving the store.

After a store employee notified him of the incident, police said Pavlica followed Rogers as he allegedly ran into a Panda Express at 19 E. Crosstimbers St. before Pavlica attempted to use a taser to stop him. However, police said Rogers allegedly grabbed Pavlica’s taser and allegedly struck him over the head twice during a subsequent struggle.

Following the struggle, police allege Pavlica shot and struck Rogers, who allegedly fled the scene after being shot and was taken into custody by other responding officers. He was transported to a hospital in stable condition and later charged, according to police.

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