Burglary suspect dies after being shot by Fort Worth officer

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by JANET ST. JAMES

WFAA

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 13 at 6:29 PM

FORT WORTH -- A Fort Worth brother and sister survived a frightening situation Friday, home without their parents when a burglar broke in.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning in the 2000 block of Loving Avenue.

A 16-year-old girl told News 8 she and her 4-year-old brother were home alone when they heard a window break in the back of the house. They hid in a bedroom while the girl called 911.

Multiple officers were dispatched, according to Fort Worth police. Two arrived on the scene within minutes and encountered the armed burglar coming out the back door.

"The suspect pointed the gun at the officer," said Sgt. Raymond Bush. "The officer fired several shots. The subject was hit and transported to an area hospital."

The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, died at the hospital.

Neighbors say they heard four distinct gunshots. Police declined to say if the suspect fired his weapon.

The youngsters say they were frightened, but otherwise fine.

The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation, as is the case in all Fort Worth police officer-involved shootings.

E-mail jstjames@wfaa.com

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