Bank Robbery Suspect Killed After Police Chase

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It began when an off-duty police officer spotted a pickup truck wanted in connection with a Fort Worth bank robbery.

It’s believed a man and woman in the truck had just robbed the Woodhaven National Bank, in the 6700 block of Bridge Street.

When the off-duty officer spotted the suspicious vehicle he called for help. Members of the Fort Worth Police Department soon gave chase.

The vehicle sped into southeast Fort Worth, west of Lake Arlington, but at one point apparently stopped briefly.

“We do know that a female, that was inside the suspect vehicle, was let out at some point during the pursuit,” explained FWPD spokesperson Sergeant Pedro Criado.

The chase ended near a creek bed when the truck became stuck in a ditch. The male suspect then jumped from the vehicle and ran.

“At some point during the foot pursuit the suspect turned around, pulled out a gun and fired shots at the officers,” said Criado. “One of the officers in turn returned fire, striking the suspect.”

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The search continues for the female truck passenger.


One Comment

  1. Dont feed the animals says:

    THANK YOU Fort Worth Police Department, although not a Fort Worth resident, maybe my county taxes will not have to increase to feed and house this animal!

  2. Kathy Carter says:

    WHAT??? An off duty officer followed this man?? but did he have lights and sirens???/ no??? but he did it anyway???? WOW….ON DUTY CONSTABLES TAKE NOTICE !!!!!

  3. Mark says:

    Wow, that bank is just down the street! Great job FWPD!

  4. Tx Guy says:

    FWPD Officers dererve a raise for truly protecting and serving the citizens of this great city. Thanks to all the guys and gals who serve in the line of fire. God bless you all.

  5. altha says:

    Why did those pilice officers do this? this man was out of a job and really need of money. It should be a law put in place for this type of thing he really was in need of money.

    1. Kathy Carter says:

      you have to be kidding altha…we are badly in need of money too….I ‘m ill …can’t work…hubby has taken a job at walmart at 54 years old after we lost our business to do the economy and has to call in tonight because he has a bad hernia that he feels like he cant take the time off to get fixed. We are one paycheck from homeless…do you recommend this as a general practice for the people in need??

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