FOREST HILL, Texas — A Forest Hill police officer was sh*t and a su*pect d!ed early Wednesday in connection with a chase that began in Forest Hill and ended in Fort Worth. The officer was in*ured at about 2:30 a.m. in the 6600 blocks of Forest Hill Drive, according to authorities. Forest Hill officer Naquirra Williams, 24, suf*ered a g*nsh-ot wo*nd to her forearm, according to Forest Hill police. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Williams was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth by another officer after the sho*ting.The susp*ct stole Williams’ patrol car and led authorities in a chase for about 10 miles into Fort Worth, police said.The chase ended on northbound U.S. 287, south of downtown Fort Worth. The su*pect cr*shed and additional sh*ts were f!red, leaving the suspect de*d, according to the Combined Law Enfo*cement Associations of Texas and Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV.
The sus*ect’s name and ca*se of de*th have not been released.The freeway at U.S. 287 northbound at Riverside Drive was closed for most of the morning Wednesday. Fort Worth police said at 9:38 a.m. that all lanes had reopened.At least seven police vehicles along with a tow truck were still at the scene just before 9 a.m. Wednesday at northbound U.S. 287 in Fort Worth. Charley Wilkison, executive director of the Combined Law Enfo*cement Associations of Texas, tweeted about the sh*oting Wednesday morning.
“Forest Hill PD, Sus*ect sh*t female officer, stole police unit,” the tweet said. “Chase ens*ed w/responding officers fir!ng at sus*ect who cra*hed vehicle, now dec*ased. Responding officers OK. Officer sh*t in forearm, hospitalized.”At the request of Forest Hill police, Texas Rang-ers are invest!gating the case with the assistance of Fort Worth police. Rangers were at the cr!me scene Wednesday morning at a 7-Eleven conven!ence store and Shell gas station in Forest Hill near where the officer was sh*t.
Fort Worth police also were on scene securing the perimeter with cr!me-scene tape. Orange cones were placed in the parking lot which are often to mark the location of shell casings. The front doors of the store were bro*en and shat*ered. There were two gaping holes in the store doors, but it is unknown what might have ca*sed the bre*kage.Just a block away, an older model Ford SUV with the driver’s side door open was another cr!me scene.
The SUV was surrounded on one side by ev!dence markers, cr!me-scene tape and Fort Worth and Forest Hill police vehicles. The vehicle was stopped diago*ally in the middle of Forest Hill Drive. There were more than a dozen shell casings around the SUV. A discount toba*co store and gas station were also surrounded by cr!me-scene tape.Police have not said what occurred prior to the sho*ting.
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