FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Fort Worth police officer has improved but remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times during a gunbattle that left a suspect dead.
Police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight said Monday that Officer Matt Pearce has shown small signs of improvement and remains hospitalized in Fort Worth.
Officers were trying to arrest Ed McIver Sr. last Tuesday, on aggravated assault charges and for jumping bail, when gunfire broke out as he fled with his adult son. McIver Sr. was killed by police. Pearce was wounded.
The suspect’s 20-year-old son, Ed McIver Jr., was arrested and remains jailed on charges of attempted capital murder, evading arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon and drug possession.
Weapons were recovered from both suspects. Investigators are trying to determine who shot Pearce.