November 24, 2013

Fort Worth officer fatally shoots parolee

The man drove into several parked cars then tried to run over officers and residents, police said.

A Fort Worth officer fatally shot a parolee who tried to run over police and residents with his vehicle Saturday night, police said Sunday.

The parolee, identified as Jeremy McGee, 24, of Benbrook, died at John Peter Smith hospital, authorities said.

One person suffered minor injuries when his car was hit by McGee’s vehicle, police said in an email.

The shooting occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday at the West Ridge Apartments in the 8800 block of Avril Court South.

Officers with the Fort Worth police Fugitive Unit and Zero Tolerance Unit were attempting to take McGee into custody on charges of evading, credit card abuse and felony parole violation burglary.

He jumped into a vehicle and sped away from officers, driving through the parking lot and into a grassy area between several buildings, police said.

He hit several parked cars and caused the minor injury.

As McGee drove toward residents and police, a Fort Worth officer fired, police said.

Fort Worth police officials did not identify the officer involved in the shooting.

Fort Worth police have been involved in three other fatal shootings since February. Sixto Quezeda, 22, was shot in February when he drove a vehicle at officers in the 3100 block of Pecan Street, according to police.

In May, 72-year-old homeowner Jerry Wayne Waller was killed by a Fort Worth officer, one of two who responded to a burglary alarm, at 404 Havenwood Lane. The officers went to the wrong residence, police said.

Damon Earl Byrd, 37, was shot to death by Fort Worth police in June when officers entered an apartment in the 3200 block of Bridge Hill Drive and found him stabbing a woman, police said.

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