Texas Police Officer Injured in Shootout, Pursuit with Suspect

May 20, 2024
As a Fort Worth police officer was exiting his cruiser while trying to perform a traffic stop, a suspect began shooting, and the officer was injured by flying debris from his vehicle.

An officer was injured, and a suspect was taken into custody Sunday after they exchanged gunfire in eastern Fort Worth.

The officer, who has not been publicly identified, responded shortly after 8:15 p.m. to the 4800 block of Miller Avenue after being alerted to a “possible suspect vehicle” related to a shooting from Saturday was in the area, according to police.

The officer was driving behind the vehicle without any emergency lights on when the suspect pulled over, got out of the vehicle and put his hands up, a witness told investigators.

As the officer was getting out of his patrol car, the suspect shot several rounds. The officer returned fire and the suspect got back into the vehicle and drove away, according to police.

The pursuit lasted about a mile before the officer’s patrol car became disabled and other officers continued the chase into a neighboring city.

The suspect, who also has not been publicly named, was taken into custody. It was not immediately clear whether he was injured by gunfire or what charges he would be facing.

The officer — who has worked for the department for more than a year after transferring from a neighboring agency — was initially believed to have been shot, but it was determined he was injured from flying debris from the patrol car during the shootout, police said. He was released from the hospital Sunday night with minor injuries.


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