FORT WORTH, Texas-
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
June 5, 2019, at 8:53 p.m., South division officers were dispatched to 4949
Rickee Dr in reference to a Burglary in Progress call. While officers
were enroute the complainant advised the call takers that the suspect was
threatening the complainant with a gun.
officer arrived on scene and confronted the suspect outside in the front yard.
Someone from the residence was telling the officer that the suspect had a knife
on his person. The officer then attempted to conduct a ‘pat down’ (for officer
safety) of the suspect to check for the weapons which had been reported to him.
The suspect told the officer that he was not going back to prison and lunged
towards the officer. The officer pulled out his Taser and attempted to
neutralize the suspect, but the suspect removed the wires and the Taser was
ineffective. The suspect then lunged towards the officer a second time and the
officer fearing for his life retrieved his duty weapon and fired at the
suspect, striking him in the upper torso.
suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical
condition. Officers recovered multiple knives from the scene.
Worth Police Major Case detectives are leading the investigation and will be
analyzing all available evidence. Concurrently,
Fort Worth Police Internal Affairs Unit will investigate for any administrative
violations. Upon conclusion of the criminal
investigation, the case will be submitted to the Tarrant County District
Attorney’s Office for review. No
officers were injured during this incident.
The officer has been with the Fort Worth
Police Department for 2 years and was placed on administrative leave which is
standard procedure on every Critical Police Incident.