Chase and gunfire result in officer involved shooting
One man was taken to a nearby hospital after shooting at police officers and being struck by officers who returned fire late Saturday.
Police in White Settlement and Fort Worth are investigating the officer-involved shooting in west Fort Worth.
According to police, no officers and no residents were struck by gunfire. One officer hurt an elbow during a pursuit and was being checked out by medical personnel as a precautionary measure, according to officer Jimmy Pollozani, Fort Worth police spokesman.
The severity of the wounded person's injuries is unknown.
White Settlement police began receiving multiple calls describing a disturbance about 5 p.m. and Fort Worth police started getting similar calls soon after, Pollozani said.
Police responded about 6:30 p.m. to a call about a person with a weapon in the 2600 block of Cherry Lane, the police call log showed.
A man opened fire on police officers in White Settlement and drove his truck into Fort Worth after officers began pursuit, Pollozani said. The suspect also opened fire on Fort Worth police officers, he said.
Officers deployed spike strips in several locations that the truck struck at least twice, disabling the vehicle, Pollozani said.
The suspect was hit several times as officers from Fort Worth returned fire, Pollozani said.
Officers were investigating at four separate crime scenes, according to Pollozani. White Settlement officers were called to a restaurant on Whitney Drive but it is not clear if that is where the disturbances began, Pollozani said.
The pursuit began in White Settlement with the suspect crossing into Fort Worth with Fort Worth officers setting out spike strips to immobilize the suspect's vehicle, Pollozani said.
The suspect was shooting at officers and officers returned fire striking him several times. The suspect vehicle eventually came to a stop in front of a residence near the 600 block of Mirike Drive, where it was cornered by police vehicles, Pollozani stated.
Police were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting late Saturday. Investigators recovered a weapon from the suspect Saturday, but did not say what type of weapon was recovered.
We will have more details as they become available.