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Fort Worth Police Officer Escapes Gunfire, Pursues Suspect in Dramatic Incident

A Fort Worth Police Officer narrowly escaped harm during a dramatic encounter with a suspect on Sunday evening. The incident, which unfolded around 8:19 p.m. near the 4800 block of Miller Ave, stemmed from a shooting incident the day prior.

Responding to a tip-off regarding a possible suspect vehicle, an officer from the East division found himself behind the vehicle in question. However, before the officer could activate his emergency lights, a witness observed the suspect stopping and exiting the vehicle with his hands raised.

As the officer began to exit his vehicle, the suspect retrieved a firearm and opened fire. Despite being targeted, the officer managed to return fire before the suspect fled the scene.

Fortunately, the officer's injuries, initially feared to be from gunfire, were determined to be minor, resulting from debris during the exchange. Undeterred, the officer pursued the suspect for approximately a mile until his patrol vehicle became disabled.

Additional Fort Worth officers took up the chase, continuing into a neighboring city. While specifics regarding the incident remain scarce due to the ongoing investigation, authorities have assured the public that the suspect is in custody, and there is no immediate danger.

The injured officer, who has served with the Fort Worth Police Department for a year and a half, was discharged from the hospital later that evening. He is currently recuperating with his family.

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