Update: Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Deputy Jarrett Turner was shot by his own gun when the weapon malfunctioned. You can read an update here.
Investigators are offering $10,000 for information on the person who shot a Parker County Sheriff's Deputy from an illegal deer blind Monday evening. Body camera footage was released Wednesday.
The deputy was identified Tuesday night at 27-year-old Jarrett Turner, who has been with the sheriff's office since 2016 and in law enforcement for six years.
A Parker County Sheriff's Officer spokesperson said Turner was at home in good spirits and grateful for the support he has received since Monday night.
A Parker County property owner called the sheriff's department at about 5:30 p.m. to report someone had set up an illegal deer blind on their property along Cattlebaron Road.
As a deputy began to approach the deer blind someone inside opened fire.
Video from the deputy's body camera showed two shots were fired from someone hiding inside the deer blind, with a bullet striking the approaching deputy in the foot, a sheriff's spokesman said. The area was too dark for the camera to pick up an identifying image of the gunman. The footage has not been released to the public.
The deputy, who has not yet been identified, was taken to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth with a broken foot. The shooter, meanwhile, escaped into the darkness.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said in a statement Tuesday the deputy was discharged from the hospital and is expected to fully recover. The deputy's name has not been released, but Fowler said he has six years of experience and has been with Parker County since April 2016.
“We would also like to thank so many local organizations, law enforcement agencies and citizens who have reached out to our department on behalf of our deputy with hospitality offerings and prayers,” said Fowler.
After the shooting Monday, several agencies and local departments responded to assist in searching for the hunter who fled the scene.
“We are relieved our deputy survived the shooting which could have been a potentially deadly situation.” Fowler said. “We are pleased our deputy is recovering and is otherwise alright. We will continue our investigation today with the help of Texas State Game Wardens along with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. We want to extend our gratitude for those who are assisting in this investigation. We are hoping the suspect surrenders peacefully without further incident.”
The Texas Rangers, Texas Game Wardens, ATF and Parker County deputies resumed searching the area with dogs Tuesday.
No further information about the shooter is known; anyone with information about the shooter is asked to call the Parker County Sheriff's Department.
NBC 5's Scott Gordon, Chris Blake and Courtney Gilmore contributed to this report.