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Off-Duty Officer Involved in Shooting: Fort Worth Police

Police said an off-duty Fort Worth police officer was involved in the shooting of a man possibly suspected in a robbery early Thursday morning.

Fort Worth police said they received a call about a robbery at a gas station at about midnight. The caller described the robber to police and said he was armed with a silver handgun. [[388515052,C]]

The off-duty Fort Worth police officer and an off-duty Tarrant County Sheriff's deputy saw a man in the area matching the description of the suspected robber and followed him to the 8700 block of North Normandale Street.

Police said the officers saw the man pull something silver out of his pocket.

The man was transported to a hospital where he remains in critical condition, as of 10:30 a.m.

Police said they don't yet know if the wounded man is the man suspected in the robbery. They said the silver object the man reached for was a box cutter.

Fort Worth Police Department spokesman Jimmy Pollozani said the officer's dash cam and axon camera were on, but video will not be released until the end of the investigation.

Editor's Note: This story has been edited to reflect no shot were fired at police officers, as the man was carrying a box cutter.

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