Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce’s condition continues to improve at John Peter Smith Hospital.
Pearce, who was shot while on duty, has been able to walk 10 to 15 feet with assistance, and has gone outside to soak up sunshine, his wife posted to a GoFundMe page Tuesday. She said he is eating well and cleared to drink thin liquids.
Investigation of his aorta is still necessary, she said, and fluid is collecting around one of his lungs. Tests were being done Tuesday, along with a procedure to clear the fluid in his chest, she said.
On March 15, Pearce was a responding officer chasing Ed R. McIver and his son through far west Fort Worth. The chase ended with a standoff.
McIver was shot and killed by police. Police officials have not reported how many times Pearce was shot, but the GoFundMe page states he was hit seven times — in the cheek, arm, chest and leg.
McIver’s son, Ed McIver Jr., 20, faces charges that include evading arrest and attempted capital murder.
This report contains material from the Star-Telegram archives.