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Suspect in Fort Worth Officer Shooting Faces Drug Count

A suspect charged in a shootout that left a Fort Worth police officer critically hurt also faces a drug-related count.

Fort Worth police on Thursday said Ed McIver Jr. has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.

He's also charged with attempted capital murder, evading arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon following Tuesday's gunbattle in which officers fatally shot his father.

Police were trying to arrest Ed McIver Sr. on assault and bail jumping charges.

The wounded officer, Matt Pearce, remained hospitalized at John Peter Smith Hospital Thursday in critical but stable condition. Police spokeswoman Officer Tamara Valle says Pearce was shot more than once.

Authorities haven't said which suspect allegedly wounded the officer. A handgun and a rifle were recovered.

Bond tops $2 million for McIver Jr.

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