Fort Worth police said suspected burglar was injured after being shot by police Thursday morning.
According to Shawn Stone with the Fort Worth Police Department, officers confronted a man suspected of breaking into an apartment in the 2800 block of Westwind Circle at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
When officers found the man, police said he tried to use a crowbar to injure one of the officers. A second officer then shot the man.
The second officer, whose name has not been released, said he feared for the safety of the other officer and his own safety as well.
"That's a deadly weapon towards them," said Gloria Delgarza, a neighbor. "They had to do what they had to do. If I was a cop, I would've done the same thing, as long as you follow protocol."
The burglary suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was taken into custody following the shooting and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.