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Suicidal man shot and wounded by NRH police; K-9 officer also injured, police say

A suicidal man led police on a chase into North Richland Hills where he was shot by officers and taken to a hospital for treatment.

North Richland Hills police were called about 7:15 p.m. Monday to assist Watauga officers in a police chase that ended in the area of Caracas and Trinidad drives near Rufe Snow Drive in North Richland Hills.

It is not clear where the chase began, said Sgt. Melissa Andrews, North Richland Hills police spokeswoman. The man barricaded himself in a vehicle and SWAT team members were called out to assist, Andrews said.

The man showed a weapon during the pursuit and when he was stopped and got out of his car he confronted officers and refused to comply with their orders. That’s when several officers opened fire, Andrews said.

The wounded victim was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment, Andrews said. Officers also sought treatment for a K-9 officer that was injured in the incident, Andrews said.

Detectives are still investigating whether the suicidal subject fired his weapon and how many rounds were fired, according to Andrews.

It is not clear who injured the K-9 officer, Andrews said. The condition of the suicidal subject or the K-9 officer was not known Monday.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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