FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Forest Hill police officer was injured in a shooting early Wednesday morning and the suspect is dead after leading police on a chase into Fort Worth.
The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at Forest Hill Drive and Interstate-20. Police say the female officer was shot while at the store. The motive for the gunfire is unknown.READ MORE: Allergy Sufferers, Get Ready; Pollen Count Expected To Jump As We Approach The Weekend
According to investigators, after the shooting the suspect got into the officer’s unmarked squad car and drove away, which led to a chase by police.
The chase went down I-20, onto Highway 287 and ended near Riverside Drive.READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
Police have only said that the suspect died at the end of the chase — whether that person was injured in a crash or was shot by police is unclear.
Police said the injured officer was taken to John Peter Smith hospital, where she is currently stable and is expected to fully recover.
The Texas Rangers are taking over the investigation.MORE NEWS: Major League Baseball Plunged Into First Contract Related 'Lockout' In Quarter-Century
In addition to officers from her department, CBS 11 News has learned that Fort Worth police said Chief Ed Kraus also visited the injured officer at the hospital.