The109: Fort Worth police officer shot; one suspect dead, one in custody

first_imgIt’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar Linkedin Linkedin Kristen Weaver Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Fort Worth police say Ed Russell McIver Jr. is one of the two suspects in the shooting of a Fort Worth police officer on March 15. The other suspect was shot to death.Police have asked residents in the area to stay in their homes and report anything suspicious. Any residents trying to get home to that two square mile radius will not be allowed back in until McIver is apprehended, Knight said. All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth, which is nearby, sent out an alert letting parents know that all after school activities had been cancelled.“We’re not going to leave until we find him,” Knight said.All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth, which is nearby, sent out an alert letting parents know that all after school activities had been cancelled.“There were a lot of cops,” said Christina Robinson, a witness of the car chase and shooting. “The [suspects] came around, and they were driving so fast.”Robinson said she knew “something bad had happened.”Earlier this month, Euless police officer David Hofer was shot and killed by Jorge Brian Gonzalez, 22, who had been released from jail four hours earlier.Israel Cano, Elizabeth Campbell and Sarah Breuner contributed to this story.  Kristen Weaver ReddIt Twitter ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Kristen Weaver ReddIt Previous articleFour fun ways to spend spring break in CowtownNext articleThe “perfect” freshman Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kristen Weaver Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Facebook Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Facebook printCheck for updates on this breaking story. The second suspect in the shooting, Ed Russell McIver Jr., is in custody according to the Fort Worth Police Department.The outstanding suspect McIver JR is in custody without further incident. No other officers injured— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) March 16, 2016A Fort Worth police officer who sustained life-threatening injuries this afternoon is being treated at John Peter Smith Hospital.During a press conference at JPS Hospital, Mayor Betsy Price said she talked with the unnamed officer’s family and his wife said she is “holding up well.”The officer was shot during a chase with two suspects after a car chase due to a felony warrant ended at 2800 Longvue Ave this afternoon. The officer was shot multiple times and is in critical condition. The officer was airlifted to JPS Hospital and is in a level one trauma center.One suspect was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Fort Worth police chief Joel Fitzgerald said “an  intensive manhunt” is going on for Ed Russell McIver Jr., 20. Fort Worth Officer Corporal Tracey Knight said the manhunt had been contained to a two-mile square area. Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods + posts Twitter Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Kristen Weaver read more

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