Because of a string of recent armed robberies in the area, Fort Worth police officers were conducting surveillance of a pharmacy on the 5000 block of Trail Lake Drive early Friday morning.
At about 2 a.m., officers reported seeing a slow-moving Dodge sedan in the parking lot. Then, officers observed two men wearing jackets and hoods exit the car and run into the pharmacy.
Officers positioned themselves near the getaway car and waited for the men to come out. When they did, the men were armed and wearing hoods over their faces, police said. Officers ordered the pair to the ground, but they refused.
One of the men, the 17-year-old, raised a gun toward one of the officers and was quickly struck in the arm by a single shotgun blast from the second officer. The second man, an 18-year-old, ran from the scene and was taken into custody after a short foot chase.
Investigators are working to determine if the pair are responsible for a string of pharmacy robberies at that CVS location, as well as others in the area.
The injured teenager is hospitalized and being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.