Reporting Brian New
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) - A Fort Worth police officer has been taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in serious condition after being shot in Haltom City.
Fort Worth police say the 21-year veteran of the force was shot three times — in the groin, the hand and the eye.
Another person, described as a suspect running from police, was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Haltom Police say three Fort Worth officers were at an automotive shop, on Carson Street near Highway 121, talking to the owner about an unrelated case, when Haltom City officers told them they were looking for a suspect.
An auto shop employee later found the suspect hiding behind the business and alerted the Fort Worth officers.
When the Fort Worth officers approached the suspect, he fired at them, hitting one of the officers. The officers returned fire.
Lindsey Kendrick, who lives in the neighborhood, said she heard at least a half of dozen gunshots.
“We don’t know who shot who or how it happened but we heard a lot of shots,” she said.
Haltom City Police say they were trying to pull the suspect over in relation to a narcotics investigation, when he jumped out of the vehicle and ran.
Neither the suspect nor the officer has been identified.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price visited the hospital late Tuesday night and has ask the citizens of Fort Worth to keep the injured officer in their thoughts and prayers.
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