UPDATE: Pursuit leads to standoff, officer involved shooting in North Richland Hills; suspect and K-9 Officer injured
Around 8:00pm this evening, North Richland Hills PD was involved in a police pursuit that ended at Trinidad Drive and Caracas Drive. A standoff ensued and lasted approximately 45 minutes.
During the standoff, shots were fired. The suspect was shot and transported to JPS hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, a K-9 Officer was also struck by gunfire and transported to an emergency veterinarian.
Details are unfolding. We will update this story with additional details as released.
Update – Details from NRHPD:
“On January 4, 2019 at approximately 7:15 pm North Richland Hills Officers were dispatched to assist Watauga Police Department regarding a suicidal adult male subject armed with a handgun. The call originated in Watauga from a family member. During the investigation a pursuit with the subject ensued, ending in North Richland Hills off Caracas Dr and Trinidad Dr. The subject failed to comply with officers commands and exited the vehicle. Just shortly before 9:00 pm, the subject confronted officers with his weapon, at which point multiple officers fired their weapons, striking the subject. During the incident a North Richland Hills Police K9 was struck.
Update – K9 Koba did well throughout the night and is now recovering, according to NRH PD.