VIDEO: Critically Wounded Texas Officer Identified, Second Shooter Arrested
The suspects in the shootout with Fort Worth, TX, police that left one suspect dead and an officer critically wounded Tuesday were a fugitive and his son, authorities said.
The injured officer — identified late Tuesday as Officer Matt Pearce — was shot three times in the chest and once in the leg, according to NBC 5. He was transported by CareFlite to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he underwent surgery. As of Wednesday morning, Pearce remains in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
Pearce has worked for the Fort Worth police department since 2009.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price asked for prayers for the injured officer, his family, and all of the Fort Worth Police Department.
Officials have revealed that the critically wounded Fort Worth patrol officer was able to fire his gun after being shot, and that at least one other officer also fired his weapon at 43-year-old Ed McIver Sr. and his 21-year-old son Ed McIver Jr. during the shootout.
The elder McIver was killed in an exchange of gunfire after the men fled by car and then on foot. His son eluded officers before being captured at about 6:30 p.m. after hundreds of law enforcement officers scoured a 2-square-mile perimeter, authorities said.
Crime scene investigators are still processing all the ballistics evidence.
Officer Critically Wounded, Suspect Killed in Texas Shootout