Two police officers were shot in Fort Worth Friday night while responding to a possible suicide call.
As reported by KTRK, officers found a dead elderly man with a gunshot wound to the head as another person in the home directed officers to a possible witness to the shooting. When the two responding officers attempted to confront the witness who was in a shed outside of the home, the witness allegedly shot at the officers.
Officer Xavier Serrano, an eight-year veteran and field training officer, was struck multiple times in the torso, arms and shoulder. Officer Ray Azucena, a newly commissioned officer in field training, was shot in the chest. Both officers were wearing body armor.
Officials say a SWAT team on the scene released gas canisters in attempt to capture the suspect after the incident, but failed. Once inside, a dead body was found.
The cause of death is under investigation, but there was an apparent gunshot wound to the head. It’s unknown if it was from police gunfire or self-inflicted.
Serrano and Azucena are in stable condition as of Saturday morning.