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Officer shoots motorist at scene of fatal shooting

FORT WORTH -- A police officer investigating an apparent homicide outside a southeast Fort Worth residence Thursday night shot the driver of a car that suddenly came toward him, police reported.

Investigators believe the driver had just fatally shot a man whose body they found in the driveway of the residence.

The officer was responding to a call about a shooting from the 4000 block of Comanche Street, Lt. Paul Henderson, a police spokesman, said. As the officer arrived, he saw a car driving away, and then got out of his patrol car to check on a man he could see lying in the driveway.

Then, the car came back toward the house and swerved toward the officer, Henderson said.

The officer fired several shots toward the car, which drove away from the house, he said.

Other officers chased the car until it wrecked at U.S. 287 and Miller Avenue, he said. The driver, who had been shot in the leg, was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in custody.

The man in the driveway had been fatally shot, Henderson said. He was 39, but his name was not released Thursday night.

A neighbor, who declined to give his name, said he had heard the two men arguing earlier and heard gunshots. The car driver had sped away from the house but made a U-turn when he saw police coming, the neighbor said. He was trying to flee in the opposite direction when he swerved at the officer, the neighbor said.

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