FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A shootout between Fort Worth police and a fugitive and his son on Tuesday left one suspect dead and an officer critically wounded, authorities said.
The shootout began after Fort Worth fugitive task force police officers tried to apprehend Ed McIver Sr., who was with his 20-year-old son, Ed McIver Jr. The elder McIver was killed in the exchange of gunfire. His son eluded officers before being captured hours later, authorities said.
McIver Sr. was wanted on three felony warrants — for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault/family violence and bail jumping, according to Fort Worth police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight.
The elder McIver was driving when officers asked him to pull over his vehicle. He instead drove off. Father and son eventually abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area, according to authorities.
Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said police were pursuing the men when gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and several officers.
One officer sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported by helicopter to a downtown hospital, according to Matt Zavadsky, a spokesman for emergency responder MedStar. The officer, whose name hasn’t been released, has worked for the Fort Worth police department since 2009.
The elder McIver was dead at the scene. His son was found after hundreds of law enforcement officers scoured a 2-square-mile perimeter in west Fort Worth.