An off-duty Dallas police officer was shot during a robbery Sunday afternoon near the Fort Worth Stockyards, according to Fort Worth police.
Fort Worth police say the officer was holding his wife's purse when the suspects tried to steal it. The officer fought back and was shot in the torso, according to Fort Worth Police.
Dakota Moore, who works nearby, says he heard two gunshots and ran to help.
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"I heard the first shot and then the second shot within 15 seconds," said Moore. "I was already sprinting down here."
"Once we wrapped him up with my bandage and we were talking to him and he was just like 'I don’t want to die," said Moore.
Moore said the off duty officer was bleeding but alert and talking to people who stopped to help. Dallas Police confirm the officer is a DPD officer and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The suspects ran away, leaving in a brown pickup truck.
Another off-duty Fort Worth officer who was working security alerted patrol officers via radio and a pursuit ensued. The robbers bailed out of the truck and police say at least one is in custody.
The injured officer was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
Police say more information will be provided as it becomes available.