The city of Fort Worth, Texas found itself in the midst of an intense law enforcement operation after two fugitives were shot by federal agents on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place in an apartment complex located near Randol Mill Road, just south of I-30, and resulted in a massive investigation by authorities.
One of the men who was shot was transported to a hospital for medical attention by an ATF agent. However, the second suspect fled the scene despite sustaining injuries. The authorities have launched a manhunt operation to locate him, and his current whereabouts remain unknown.
Investigators have been meticulously processing the scene of the crime, collecting evidence and clicking photographs to aid in their investigation. Upon arriving at the apartment complex, ATF agents’ investigation spiraled out of control, forcing them to shoot the two suspects in question to protect themselves from potential harm.
A vehicle parked in the apartment complex parking lot piqued the investigators’ interest, as it had bullet holes in the driver’s side door window. It didn’t seem to belong to either of the suspects, and the investigating authorities have maintained a cloak of curiosity around the vehicle’s origin.
Fort Worth police have confirmed that the ATF agents involved in the incident were part of a special task force. One of the suspects, who had sustained injuries due to the shooting, was then taken to the hospital in one of the task force members’ vehicles. There has been no follow-up information about his health condition thus far. Meanwhile, the other suspect fled the scene by foot and remains at large.
The authorities have not yet disclosed whether the suspects were armed or whether they fired at law enforcement. Despite the lack of clarity, police from Fort Worth and Arlington jumped in to assist on the scene, extending their support throughout the manhunt. They deployed K-9 units to search a wooded area near the apartment complex.
The investigators scoured the area for several hours until the sunset, with no reports of any officer getting hurt in the altercation. However, as darkness crept into the scene, ATF took charge, and the investigators regrouped. As of now, there is still no official press conference or announcement from ATF, who have taken the lead in this ongoing investigation.