Suspect in attack on girlfriend shot and wounded by North Texas police



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FORT WORTH, Texas — North Texas authorities say a man suspected of firing on his girlfriend has been shot and wounded by a police officer.

Fort Worth police say patrol officers responded Saturday evening to gunshots. Investigators say the man fired an errant shot at his girlfriend. The shot instead struck another woman who was standing nearby. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition.

The unidentified shooter fled in a pickup but later struck a parked vehicle and ran away. Investigators say during a foot chase the suspect pointed the handgun at pursuing officers.

One officer, a nine-year veteran, shot the man at least once. The suspect is hospitalized in serious condition.

Authorities did not identify the officer, who was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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