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Undercover Fort Worth officer shot during bust Associated Press
FORT WORTH -- The son of a convenience store owner opened fire on an undercover narcotics officer because he thought she was entering the store to rob it, police said today.
The officer, who was in critical but stable condition today, was wearing a hood over her head and a police raid jacket and had her gun drawn when she and three other officers entered the store Thursday.
"According to his statement, he saw the ski mask and the gun in the officer's hand, he thought they were bring robbed so he fired the shot," Lt. Jesse Hernandez said in a news release.
The 28-year-old man who shot her was questioned and released, Hernandez said.
According to police, four undercover narcotics officers bought drugs on the street from a man who walked into the E Z Food Store after the sale.
Three officers went into the store to arrest the man, wearing dark hoods on their heads that left only the eyes exposed. They were also wearing raid jackets with a police badge and patch, Hernandez said.
Police had originally said that the officer had on a bullet-resistant vest and was not wearing a hood.
"Follow-up investigation reveals that the injured officer was wearing a concealment hood and had her gun drawn at the time she entered the store," the released said.
The officer was not wearing a bullet resistant vest, and was wounded under the left armpit. Officials would not give specifics about her injuries.
James E. Crenshaw, 27, was arrested and has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance for selling a $20 rock of crack cocaine to the undercover officers.
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