A Fort Worth police officer was hospitalized early Saturday after fatally shooting a man who had stabbed him, according to a news release.
The officer pulled over a vehicle in the 1700 block of Northeast 36th Street at about 4 a.m., and a fight began between the suspect, who was alone, and the officer, police said. During the fight, the man stabbed the officer multiple times in the leg, and the officer shot him, police said.
The suspect was pronounced dead, and the officer was transported to the hospital in stable condition, police said.
The department’s major case unit is investigating. The officer involved, who was commissioned in August 2008, was placed on routine administrative leave.
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