UPDATE: Haltom City officers shoot driver after shots fired call
The Haltom City Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred last night in the 2300 block of McGuire Ave.
Just after 7:00PM last night, Haltom City police were called to the scene of a shots fired call at the given location. As officers were approaching the residence, a vehicle drove around the corner and stopped in the middle of the road. The driver exited the vehicle and, while yelling at officers, proceeded to obtain an item from the trunk of the vehicle. He got back into the driver’s seat and accelerated towards officers.
Four Haltom City police officers fired at the vehicle. The driver was shot, causing the vehicle to crash into a telephone pole.
MedStar EMS and Haltom City FD were called into the scene to provide EMS to the driver. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.
No officers were injured in the incident. All four have been placed on administrative leave, as per policy.
The Texas Rangers and the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Law Enforcement Critical Response Team are assisting with the investigation.
Update – The man has died at a local hospital.