Police officer injured, suspect killed in Ft. Worth shooting
FW Sgt. Shane Drake
A Fort Worth police officer was injured and a suspect was killed in a shooting Thursday night, according to police.
The officer who was shot has been identified as Sgt. Shane Drake, a 19-year veteran with the police department.
The shooting happened at a home in the 4800 block of Hildring Drive.
Police responded to the home after getting a distress call from a woman who lives there. She said that she feared her adult son might be unstable.
When officers arrived, the woman directed officers to a back bedroom where her son was.
Two officers tried to get inside the bedroom, but 40-year-old Grady Wendell King reportedly began firing at the officers
"Once the gun battle started, Sgt. Drake was the first one shot," said FWPD spokeswoman Tracey Knight.
The second officer returned fire, killing King.
Officer on scene used a police medical kit to help stop the bleeding on Drake, which authorities believe helped save Drake's life.
Drake was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital for surgery after suffering two gunshot wounds, including one to the abdomen. Drake was in stable condition as of Friday evening.
The suspect, King, was reportedly well known in the neighborhood where the shooting happened for mowing his neighbors' lawns. Neighbors say they knew him as Wendell.
King was previously arrested in 2013 in a hit and run accident.
Interim Police Chief Rhonda Robertson, along with Mayor Betsy Price, spoke to media at the hospital Thursday night, asking Fort Worth citizens to pray for the officer involved and his family.