Texas officer shot; suspect dead after stealing police vehicle

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The officer has been hospitalized in unknown condition

FOREST HILL, Texas — A Forest Hill police officer was injured in a shooting and a suspect was dead after leading officers on a chase into Fort Worth in a stolen police vehicle Wednesday morning, police said.

The officer was shot around 2:30 a.m. in the 6500 block of Forest Hill Drive, police said. After that, the suspect drove away in the officer’s unmarked vehicle, fled east on Interstate 20 and turned north on U.S. Highway 287 toward downtown Fort Worth, police said.

The vehicle was found near Riverside Drive with the suspect dead inside, police said. It was unclear how the suspect died. The suspect’s name has not been released.

The officer who was shot was hospitalized in unknown condition. The Texas Rangers are handling the investigation, police said.