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Top Stories: Fort Worth Police Officer In Critical Condition After Shootout

Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth-Star Telegram
Heavily armed Fort Worth police officers on the scene in west Fort Worth where an officer was wounded March 15.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A Fort Worth police officer remains in critical condition after a massive manhunt and a shootout yesterday that left another person dead.

Another officer told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Officer Matt Pearce was “awake and alert.”

Ed McIver, Sr. was killed in the shootout yesterday afternoon. Authorities later captured his son, Ed McIver Jr. He faces charges of attempted capital murder, evading arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

The two ran off from police after they recognized the father had outstanding warrants against him.

Photo credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Other stories this morning:

  • Hundreds of Texas judges say they have feared for their safety at least once in the last two years, according to a state survey taken after the attempted assassination of a Travis County judge in November.
  • Texas recently legalized limited medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is derived from marijuana. Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth is undergoing trials to see if that compound can be used to treat children with a severe form of epilepsy.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.