Fort Worth Police Officer Matthew Brazeal Faces Long Road To Recovery After Being Struck By Stolen Car

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth officer was rushed to the hospital Saturday after being hit by a stolen vehicle during a chase, police said.

Police said the incident started at around 11:30 a.m. after officers tried to pull over a stolen vehicle on I-35W. Police said the vehicle didn’t stop and a chase began.

According to police, the vehicle hit an officer who was trying to deploy stop sticks.

Police said the officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

In the latest update as of 6 p.m., police said the officer was in surgery and is stable.

Police said Saturday evening that the suspect was eventually found and arrested after abandoning the vehicle. He was identified as Ronnie Jackson, Jr., 38.

Ronnie Jackson, Jr. mugshot (Credit: Fort Worth Police Department)

The suspect was charged with attempted criminal capital murder and evading arrest.