Man recounts crash as WFPD officers rush to shooting

Man recounts crash as WFPD officers rush to shooting

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Sgt. Harold McClure with the Wichita Falls Police Department said they received a call around 8 a.m. on Thursday about a man threatening to harm himself in the 100 block of Farris Street.

When officers tried to approach a man who matched the description, McClure said the man began to run away from officers toward the Community Health Care Center.

Sgt. McClure said officers began to pursue on foot and moments later officers called out shots fired.

He said two WFPD officers were involved in the shooting. Both officers shot the suspect multiple times after the suspect pulled out a gun.

It’s unclear if the suspect fired or not. The man was in his early 20s and was taken to the hospital.

No officers were injured.

"We had two patrol vehicles who were involved in an accident..possibly responding to this call," said Sgt. McClure.

WFPD officials said the two officers collided at the intersection of 3rd and Indiana.

Neither officer was injured but we are being told the vehicles were destroyed.

"We kind of just had gotten here for the day and all of a sudden we heard sirens and a loud boom," said Jeremy Watts.

The accident happened in front of where Watts works. He was one out of a few people who checked on the officers.

"We are all neighbors and we just want to make sure that everybody is okay," said Watts. "It's just kind of what you do."

WFPD officials said the suspect could be facing charges of aggravated assault on a police officer.

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