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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Capital Murder of a Fort Worth Police Officer

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    Suspect Wanted for Attempted Capital Murder of a Fort Worth Police Officer
    Fort Worth Police Department
    Police provided this sketch of the man who they believed attempted to steal a car and fired shots at a Fort Worth police officer on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

    Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for the attempted murder of a Fort Worth police officer Saturday morning.

    Police said a man shot a Fort Worth police officer’s vehicle at least two times after the officer attempted to report the gunman stealing a vehicle.

    It all began around on Saturday at about 3:20 a.m., when the police officer was driving to work and passed by a man attempting to steal a vehicle in the 3500 block of Sedona Drive, police said.

    Police said the officer pulled down the road to call Grand Prairie 911 and report the attempted burglary.

    That’s when the gunman drove up to the officer’s car and confronted him, who was wearing his uniform but driving his own car, police said.

    The officer identified himself to the suspect and the suspect walked back to his car. As he drove off, police said he pulled out a handgun and fired at least two shots, striking the officer’s car.

    The officer shot back and possibly struck the suspect’s vehicle near the door area or the rear near the drive. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a 2004 to 2008 black Nissan Altima with “light tinted windows,” police said.

    Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-20’s, around 5 feet 7 inches, and 160-180 pounds. He has a “short fade hair style” and was wearing a white or gray short-sleeved shirt and dark pants.

    “Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can remain anonymous and contact crime stoppers at 972-988-TIPS (8477),” police said.

    The officer’s name will not be shared, according to the press release.