- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police say that after an officer responding to a call at a home was shot, other officers returned fire, killing the shooter.

Interim Police Chief Rhonda Robertson says the officer, a 19-year veteran, was in stable condition after the shooting Thursday night. He was shot at least once.

A statement from Corporal Tracey Knight says officers went to the home around 6:15 p.m. after a residential panic alarm call. But the homeowner told the officers the alarm appeared false.

The statement says officers were dispatched to the same home a half hour later after the homeowner asked for help with a welfare check involving her adult son.

Tracey says when officers attempted to check on him, the man opened fire, hitting the officer. The other officers returned fire, fatally injuring him.

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Information from: WFAA-TV, https://www.wfaa.com


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