Woman shot by Weatherford officer

Posted Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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A woman holding a weapon was critically wounded Saturday night by a Weatherford patrol officer who had gone to check on her after a report that she was threatening suicide, authorities said Sunday.

The woman, whom Weatherford police did not identify, was in critical condition Sunday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

A resident called a dispatcher shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday requesting a welfare check on a middle-age woman at a home in the 1300 block of Foster Street in Weatherford. The caller said a woman there was threatening to commit suicide.

An officer arrived and tried to make contact with the woman, Weatherford police Lt. Chris Crawford said Sunday in a news release.

The woman came to the door with a weapon and the officer shot her, Crawford said. Police also did not release the name of the officer.

Weatherford police detectives and the Texas Rangers are investigating.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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