FORT WORTH, Texas - The son of a fugitive who shot and badly wounded a Fort Worth officer two years ago was found not guilty on most of the charges related to the shooting.
Ed McIver, Jr. was tried for tampering with evidence, evading arrest and hindering the apprehension of his father, Ed McIver, Sr. He was only found guilty of misdemeanor evading arrest.
He received a one-year suspended jail sentence and a $4,000 fine. He also has two years of probation.
The father and son led police on a chase that ended with the elder McIver shooting Fort Worth Officer Matt Pearce six times in March 2016. Another officer shot and killed the elder McIver. The son was found hiding in the bushes in far west Fort Worth.
On his Facebook page, Officer Pearce said he is not happy with the verdict. He called the probation "typical Tarrant County letdown."