Texas Police Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed In Exchange Of Gunfire

FORT WORTH (January 30, 2013)—A Fort Worth police officer was wounded and a suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a drug-related pursuit.

Police didn’t immediately provide an update Wednesday on the condition of the injured officer, but Tuesday night described the injuries as not life-threatening and said he was hospitalized in serious condition.

On Tuesday afternoon, Haltom City officers stopped a vehicle during a narcotics investigation and a chase ensued.

The driver ditched the car and ran.

Haltom City officers began searching nearby neighborhoods.

Meanwhile some Fort Worth officers who were at an automotive business learned a suspicious man was behind the building.

They went to investigate and the suspect opened fire, wounding one officer.

Officers shot the suspect, who died Tuesday night.

The names of the wounded officer and the suspect weren't immediately released.