FORT WORTH, Texas --Two police officers were shot in Fort Worth, Texas, while responding to a suicide call, police department officials say.
The shooting happened at a home on Wharton Drive just after 8:30 p.m. Officers found an elderly man dead 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.
Officials said the shooter was still in the shed, although his or her condition was unknown. A SWAT team on the scene deployed gas canisters in an attempt to extricate the suspect from the shed.
One officer was hit multiple times in the "upper torso and extremities," and was in critical condition at a local hospital.
The second officer's bulletproof vest deflected shots to his chest.
No other details were released.