Crime

Police: Fort Worth officer shoots gunman during foot chase

A man accused of shooting a woman in southeast Fort Worth was seriously wounded after pointing a handgun at a veteran Fort Worth police officer chasing him on foot, police said late Saturday.

The man, who police said is in his 40s, was in serious condition at a local hospital, police said. The woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The officer was not immediately identified. He was commissioned in January 2005, police said in a statement.

The incident began at about 8 p.m. Saturday when patrol officers responding to an unrelated call heard gunshots in the 1100 block of East Seminary Drive.

The man, who was not immediately identified, had fired at his girlfriend but instead hit an unrelated woman standing nearby, police said. Officers gave chase as he fled in a white pickup.

He lost control and hit a parked car in the 3600 block of Mountcastle Drive, then ran, police said.

He was shot after pointing the gun at the pursuing officer, police said. As is routine, the officer has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

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