FORT WORTH (CBSDFW) – A key question remains more than two months after the shooting of Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce.
Do ballistics tests from suspect Ed McIver Jr.’s gun show he fired or didn’t fire at the officer?
The city isn’t releasing that information, and criminal defense attorneys say the test results aren’t considered public information.
The 21 year old suspect remains charged with attempted capital murder, theft of a firearm, and drug possession.
Police say his father, Ed McIver Sr., shot Pearce before being killed in the shoot-out with officers.
McIver Jr. was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but didn’t have to because he has an attorney.
We should find out more about the investigation next month.
Prosecutors have 90 days to file a case against suspects after they’re arrested.
McIver Jr.’s attorney Brian Walker didn’t return our call.
As for Pearce, he appeared at the Main Street Back the Blue event this weekend.
He told the crowd, “I’m going back, there’s no doubt about it.”
More than two months later, he vowed to return to the job he loves as a Fort Worth police officer. “I’m a much more humble man. I would say not that I was arrogant before, but this was a very humbling experience. “It reminds you what’s important in your life. What’s most important. My family, my faith, all that’s more important than anything else I’ll ever do.”
He’s grateful for all of the community’s support. “From the second after I was injured, people started rallying behind me, and if you look around, you’ll see all these team Pearce t-shirts, nobody forced them to buy those, but they did to support me and I know my family and I really appreciate it.”
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