- 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.


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

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