Cpl. Joe Hackfeld, Haltom City police spokesman, said the incident began when a patrol officer from his city tried to stop a vehicle during a narcotics investigation. The driver refused to stop and a chase ensued.It led to the Carson Street area, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and ran.
The Haltom City officer lost sight of the man, so officers began searching the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, the two Fort Worth officers were visiting with the owner of 2nd Opinion Auto Center, said Officer Sharron Neal, a Fort Worth police spokeswoman. They learned from Haltom City police that a search was under way.
"A moment later, an employee came up and said a suspect was at the rear of the business," Neal said. "When officers went there, they were fired upon, at which time, officers returned fire."