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WEATHERFORD (CBS11) – The family of a man who was shot and killed after a shootout with Fort Worth Police said they are not surprised to hear about the incident.
Investigators say Ed McIver and his son Ed McIver Jr. were involved in an altercation with police that left an officer with critical injures and the elder Ed McIver dead. Police captured his son later Tuesday evening.
Linda McIver, the mother to the elder Ed McIver, said she felt “numb” in regards to her son being killed. She also said it did not come as a shock to hear he would shoot at police.
“I could believe that to some degree. He always said he wouldn’t go back to prison,” said Linda McIver. ” (I) never really took it to heart that it would really ever come to be. I can’t say I blame him.”
The elder Ed McIver has been arrested several times over the years by police for cattle theft, burglary and assault.
Investigators blocked off the family property in Weatherford for several hours as they searched for the young Ed McIver who they said ran into the nearby woods after the shootout.
“My grandson didn’t shoot somebody,” said Linda McIver. “(He) might of ran because he was scared.”
Linda McIver called her grandson a “good-hearted boy,” and insisted he was not involved in the deadly incident.
Other family members said they never thought the men would take it this far and allegedly shoot at police.
“I know they can get a little crazy from time to time but certainly didn’t think that murder or especially shooting a cop,” said Summer Hardin, a cousin.
When asked about how she felt regarding the officer being shot and suffering serious injuries, Linda McIver said she had mixed emotions.
“I’m sorry that it happened to him,” said Linda McIver. “But I don’t hear anybody saying they’re sorry that my son is dead? Well my son was a living, human being, just like that officer was.”
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