A Fort Worth police officer has improved but remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times during a gun battle that left a suspect dead.
In a post Monday on Officer Matt Pearce's GoFundMe page attributed to the officer's wife, she writes:
"Matt just opened his eyes and was looking around I didn't want to bother him in case he wanted to go back to sleep, but he started moving his leg and figured he needed something. I went over and asked him if he was hurting and he shook his head no. I asked him if he was scared and he again said no. I told him where he was and what day it was and that I loved him. I told him they caught the guys he was chasing but didn't go into details. He then closed his eyes and went back to sleep. What an ox. My husband is the greatest."
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Officers were trying to arrest Ed McIver Sr. last Tuesday, on aggravated assault charges and for jumping bail, when gunfire broke out as he fled with his adult son. McIver Sr. was killed by police. Pearce was wounded.
The suspect's 20-year-old son, Ed McIver Jr., was arrested and remains jailed on charges of attempted capital murder, evading arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon and drug possession.
Weapons were recovered from both suspects. Investigators are trying to determine who shot Pearce.