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Shot Fort Worth Officer in Surgery

A Fort Worth police officer was taken into surgery Thursday afternoon after he was shot.

Police said the incident occurred about 2 p.m. when the officer stopped his cruiser in front of Robinson's Bar-B-Que Restaurant to talk to a man, according to

The individual suddenly pulled a gun and fired at the officer, striking him at least once, police told the station.

The suspect fled on foot but there were conflicting reports as to whether he was in custody. However, officers apprehended a man near the scene of the shooting, reports indicated.

The Star-Telegram reported a police spokesman saying the officer was out of his cruiser, and walking in front of it when he was shot.

She added: "The officer made the 'officer down' call."

An unidentified Charter cable company employee told the Star-Telegram that he saw the officer trying to talk to the gunman in the parking lot of Robinson's shortly before 2 p.m.

The officer was hospitalized in serious condition and was undergoing surgery.