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Domestic Incident Leads to Officer-Involved Shooting in Fort Worth

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Fort Worth Police investigating an officer-involved shooting stemming from a domestic dispute.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night on the 3100 block of Lackland Road.

According to preliminary information from Fort Worth Police, officers were dispatched to a home where they learned a man -- armed with a shotgun -- had attempted to take children from the home.

Police said he was unsuccessful and left the scene in a vehicle.

During the course of the investigation, officers learned that he was possibly headed back to the home, still armed with a shotgun.

"In order to take proactive measures, officers decided to block the streets to the North and the South to stop his attempts from gaining access to the house and hurting people," said Sgt. Amy Heise with FWPD. "Shortly after that, the suspect did arrive back on scene in his vehicle. He attempted to circumvent our police vehicles to gain access to the residence."

At this moment, police say he crashed into the police cars. Sgt. Heise said the man "presented officers with a deadly force situation" so officers fired upon the vehicle and struck the suspect.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

"The Fort Worth Police Department would like to remind everybody that domestic violence situations are incredibly dangerous, not only for the civilians that go through them, but also for the police officers who have to respond to them," said Sgt. Heise said.

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