“I’ve seen chaos. I can’t believe all the stuff that’s going on around here,” Wise said. “I just saw all the lights and everything’s taped off. I just hope that police officer’s going to be fine.”
Across the street at the 7-Eleven, store worker Thoal Lul recalled the moment gunfire rang out. Glass on the front doors appeared to have been damaged by gun fire. Furthermore, evidence markers were strewn on the ground in front of the store and in the street.
“I just duck. We all duck and tried to scatter and then boom! One shot hits and then another three – boom, boom, boom,” said Lul.
Police did say that after the shooting, the suspect, whose identity has not been released, took the officer’s patrol car and led police on a short chase to U.S. Highway 287 and Interstate 30.
The suspect, police said, was later found deceased. Officials have not yet said how the person died.
Dennis said the Forest Hill Police Department requested the Texas Rangers take over the shooting investigation and that they are doing so with the help of the Fort Worth Police Department.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and no other information has been confirmed.