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Grand Prairie police seek man who fired at Fort Worth cop

A composite sketch of the suspect who allegedly shot at a Fort Worth police officer on Saturday.
A composite sketch of the suspect who allegedly shot at a Fort Worth police officer on Saturday. Courtesy

Police are looking for a would-be burglar who shot at a Fort Worth police officer in Grand Prairie early Saturday.

The officer was driving to work at 3:20 a.m. Saturday when he saw a man breaking into a vehicle in the 3500 block of Sedona Drive, Grand Prairie police said Wednesday in a news release.

The officer, who was in uniform but driving his own vehicle, pulled over down the street and called 911 and reported the burglary.

As the officer pulled over, the burglar got into his car, drove up to the officer’s vehicle, got out and confronted him, the news release said. The officer got out and identified himself as a police officer, and the man got back into his car and drove away.

As he drove by, he shot at the officer with a handgun at least twice, striking the officer’s vehicle. The officer fired back and possibly struck the man’s vehicle.

The officer described the gunman was Hispanic, in his early to middle 20s, about 5 feet 7, and thin with a short fade hairstyle. The officer believes the car was a 2004 to 2008 black Nissan Altima, the news release said.

Earlier this week, Fort Worth police said the gunman had been caught. Grand Prairie police later reported that a person detained turned out to not be involved.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

Can you help?

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest of the man who fired at a Fort Worth officer in Grand Prairie, police said in a news release. Tipsters may remain anonymous when they call 972-988-8477.

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