Burglary in progress interrupted by patrol officers

The Arlington Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred after a residential burglary suspect drove at responding officers this afternoon. At about 2:15 p.m. today officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call in the 5700 block of Longhorn Lane. A woman called 911 to report that someone had broken into her home and was still inside. She was hiding in a room in the back of the house while on the phone with dispatchers.

Patrol officers quickly arrived and were walking to the house when the driver of the suspect vehicle drove out of the driveway and at officers. At least one of the officers fired at the vehicle and struck it. The suspect fled the scene and a vehicle description was provided to area officers. Neither the homeowner nor the patrol officers were injured in this incident.

A short time later, Fort Worth Police received a 911 call from a person who said that a man, who had been shot, was located in the 5000 block of Slimridge in Fort Worth. Officers arrived and collected information that led them to believe that the man was a suspect in the Arlington burglary call. He was driven by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with non-life threatening injuries. When he is released and transported to the Arlington City Jail, his identification will be provided along with any pending criminal charges.

Arlington police detectives continue to investigate and will work to determine if the suspect acted alone or had an accomplice.

Report #150026505