Man injured in police shooting downgraded to critical condition

The condition of a man who was shot Saturday by a veteran Fort Worth police officer after a foot chase was downgraded from serious to critical late Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.

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. Police said a man had fired at his girlfriend in southeast Fort Worth at about 8 p.m. Saturday, but hit a woman standing nearby.

The suspect, who police said is in his 40s, led officers on a chase as he fled in a white pickup truck.

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

He was shot after pointing a gun at the pursuing officer, police said.

The woman who was accidentally hit was taken to the hospital in stable condition. She was in good condition Sunday afternoon, police spokeswoman Tamara Pena said.

As is routine, the officer has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

The officer was commissioned in January 2005, police said in a statement.

Pena said police would not release the names of anyone involved late Sunday. She also couldn’t say where the man or woman were being hospitalized, but said all the officers are OK.

— Monica S. Nagy and Kathy Vetter