Police: Suspect shot after trying to run down officer

Police said a home was under surveillance for drugs when a suspect in a pickup truck attempted to run down an undercover officer.

FORT WORTH – Police confirmed an officer-involved shooting in the 6000 block of Wheaton Drive in Fort Worth Monday afternoon left one person dead.

Neighbors said they heard shots and saw officers in the area with their weapons drawn around a pickup truck parked in front of a rental property. They said the property has a long history of troubled tenants.

Police said the residence was under surveillance for narcotics.

Investigators received information that a man with four active warrants was inside the residence.

When he emerged, police approached the man. They say he jumped into a pickup truck and backed into a narcotics officer. Another officer then opened fire.

A police spokesman said the warrants were for drugs, and also aggravated assault on a Benbrook police officer.

The female officer that was struck sustained minor injuries but will be okay.

The incident scene, about one mile south of Hulen Mall, was cordoned off as detectives collected physical evidence and interviewed witnesses.

A crowd of 30 to 40 friends and family of the suspect gathered at the scene, some crying out while others said they had questions.

The man wasn't armed with a gun. Police say the narcotics officers weren't equipped with body-lapel cameras, either.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.


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