Two police officers shot in Fort Worth, suspect dead

FORT WORTH, TX (KTRK) -- Two police officers were shot in Fort Worth while responding to a suicide call, police department officials say.

The shooting happened at a home on Wharton Drive just after 8:30pm. Officers found an elderly male deceased with a gunshot wound to the head. Another person in the home directed officers to a possible witness to the shooting, who was in a shed behind the house.

When the two responding officers attempted to confront the witness in the shed, the witness allegedly opened fire.

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Police officials provide an update following the shooting of two police officers in Fort Worth.

Officer Xavier Serrano, an 8 year veteran, was struck several times in the upper torso, arms and shoulder. Officer Ray Azucena, a newly commissioned officer in field training, was struck once in the chest.

Officers Serrano and Azucena were transported to JPS Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.

Officials say a SWAT team on the scene has deployed gas canisters in an attempt to extricate the suspect from the shed, but it failed. Once inside, officers say they found a deceased person.

The cause of death is under investigation; however, the subject did have apparent gunshot wounds. It is unknown whether the subject died from police gunfire or if the fatal injury was self-inflicted.

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