A Hurst officer shot and wounded a man who reportedly fired at the officer who was responding to a call of someone breaking car windows Wednesday afternoon.
North Richland Hills officers responded shortly before 5 p.m. to a report of a man firing a gun at the Station 121 at Town Center Apartments in the 1600 block of Weyland Drive.
Alejandra Rivera has lived in the apartment complex since November. She came outside to find her car had been shot.
"I'm safe," Rivera said. "My boyfriend is safe. We weren't in there and nothing was stolen so I'm happy. It could have worse and it wasn't."
Another person later called Hurst dispatchers and reported that a man was on the Hurst side of the apartment complex and was breaking car windows with a gun in his hand, police said.
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Hurst officers responded and found the man in the parking lot west of Campus Drive.
Police said a witness reported that the man saw the Hurst officer and began shooting at the officer. The officer shot back and struck the man, police said.
"Our officers responded to the scene and they confronted the gentleman verbally and he did not drop the gun," Captain Mark Schwobel with the Hurst Police Department said. "Two witnesses said the man started firing at the officers and the officers returned fire striking him somewhere in his upper torso."
The officer was uninjured. The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment.
The Texas Rangers will investigate the shooting.
North Richland Hills police said they found evidence of shots being fired into an unoccupied vehicle in the city. They said no injuries were reported in North Richland Hills, and that the two incidents may be related.