Tarrant County

State Trooper Shot in Fort Worth Released From Hospital; One Person Arrested

The officer was transported to a Fort Worth hospital in serious condition, according to MedStar

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A state trooper who was shot in the shoulder near Haslet on Friday afternoon has been released from the hospital and the sole suspect is in custody, officials say.

The incident happened before 3 p.m. in the 500 block of Salida Road. Officials said they arrested one person at the scene.

The trooper was hospitalized at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth on Friday. His injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening, a MedStar spokesman said.

Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Lonny Haschel said Saturday that the trooper, a special agent assigned to the criminal investigation division, was released from the hospital.

The trooper was driving an unmarked pickup and was conducting an investigation in the Haslet area when he encountered the suspect who shot him. The agent did not return fire, Haschel said.

Haschel declined to give details on the nature of the investigation or release the names of the suspect and officer.

Neighbors said they were startled at the sound of sirens and a massive police presence soon after the shooting.

"This is a quiet neighborhood," JR Lopez said. "Kind of scary."

No additional details about the shooting or the investigation were released Saturday.

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