Suspect dead after shooting 2 Fort Worth police officers

FORTH WORTH, Texas — Two police officers were shot Friday night after responding to a possible suicide call in Forth Worth.

The officers found an elderly man deceased after suffering from a gunshot wound to the head at a house in the 3800 block of Wharton Drive, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. Investigators said someone inside the home told officers there was a possible witness to the shooting who went into a shed behind the home.

When the officers opened the shed door, police said the witness fired multiple shots at the two policemen.

Officer Xavier Serrano, an 8-year veteran was reportedly shot in the upper torso, arm and shoulder area. Officer Ray Azucena, a newly commissioned officer was shot in the chest, investigators said.

A SWAT team was sent to the scene, where officers deployed gas canisters to pressure the suspect out of the shed. When no one came out, investigators found the witness dead inside.

Serrano and Azucena were taken to the hospital and are listed in stable condition.