A man was attempting to get away after rear-ending an off-duty officer’s vehicle when he accidentally shot himself in the leg Thursday night.
An off-duty Fort Worth officer was driving in East Fort Worth in his personal vehicle at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle was rear-ended. The other driver fled, and the officer followed him.
The driver got out of his vehicle near the 3700 block of Tanacross Drive and accidentally shot himself in the leg while attempting to get away on foot, police said.
The officer did not return fire and was not injured.
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Police said they took the man into custody and recovered the weapon.