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Serial burglary suspect arrested after shooting at officers near Lake Worth

Suspect in four burglaries in custody after firing at officers and homeowners Friday
Suspect in four burglaries in custody after firing at officers and homeowners Friday Getty Images/iStockphoto

A suspected burglar is in custody after shooting at police and residents in a north Fort Worth neighborhood Friday, police say.

Officers were responding to a report of shots being fired about 1:15 a.m. in the 7400 block of Love Circle when a burglary suspect started shooting at them.

Earlier, police had received a call about a suspect attempting to break into houses in the area, according to a police statement.

Officers located the burglary suspect in a vacant house. They said he ran outside and began shooting at police before running into the woods.

A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter and SWAT units responded with an armored vehicle and assisted in the suspect’s arrest.

Investigators said they believe the suspect burglarized four houses and several vehicles, in addition to stealing several firearms and cash.

Officers did not return fire nor was anyone injured in the incident, the police statement said.

A police chase through Fort Worth lasted for almost an hour Wednesday morning before the car was stopped on Jacksboro Highway at West Loop 820 just before 11 a.m. and the suspect arrested not long afterward.

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Mitch Mitchell is an award-winning reporter covering courts and crime for the Star-Telegram. Additionally, Mitch’s past coverage on municipal government, healthcare and social services beats allow him to bring experience and context to the stories he writes.