Texas undercover officer shot by robber is in critical condition

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) An undercover officer who was shot in the head after police interrupted a robbery at a Fort Worth bar was in critical condition Friday morning.

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Authorities identified the officer as Garrett Hull.

Officer Brad Perez, a police spokesman, confirmed that Hull was the officer who was shot early Friday by one of three suspects who were attempting to rob patrons of the bar.

Perez says the suspect who shot Hull was then killed in an exchange of gunfire.

Hull was listed in critical condition at a Fort Worth hospital.

Two other suspects fled the bar but were later apprehended.

Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald at an earlier news conference declined to identify Hull at the time, but described him as a well-liked member of the force who left the department at one point and then later returned.

Fitzgerald says the officer was part of an undercover team that was trailing three people who were suspected in a string of robberies.

Fitzgerald says a mix of undercover and uniformed officers tried to arrest the suspects, but one of them opened fire early Friday, striking the undercover officer.

No one inside the bar was harmed during the shootout.