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Shots fired during ATF investigation in Fort Worth; manhunt for suspect near apartments

Shots were fired Thursday afternoon during an ATF investigation in east Fort Worth, according to an ATF spokesperson.

Law enforcement sources told Star-Telegram partner WFAA-TV that no officers were hurt and that there were two suspects from the incident and one was in custody Thursday night. The suspect in custody was taken to a hospital, according to WFAA.

Law enforcement officers searched for the other suspect throughout the night.

Multiple agencies including the ATF, Texas Department of Public Safety and Fort Worth police were seen responding to the Rocco Apartments, at 9001 Randol Mill Road, on Thursday afternoon.

Photos provided to the Star-Telegram by Josh Bacon show bullet holes in a vehicle and ATF agents and police at the east Fort Worth apartment complex with guns drawn.

A public information officer for the ATF Dallas office told the Star-Telegram that “the safety of our agents on scene was compromised and shots were fired” about 4:35 p.m. while the agents were conducting an investigation. ATF said the investigation is ongoing and further details will be released later.

Multiple agencies including the ATF, Texas Department of Public Safety and Fort Worth police responded to an incident at the Rocco Apartments on Thursday afternoon and appeared to be searching for at least one suspect in the area after shots were fired.
Multiple agencies including the ATF, Texas Department of Public Safety and Fort Worth police responded to an incident at the Rocco Apartments on Thursday afternoon and appeared to be searching for at least one suspect in the area after shots were fired.

Law enforcement officers were seen searching in the area of Randol Mill Road and Meadowbrook Boulevard. A DPS helicopter was deployed in the manhunt.

Video from a KDFW-TV helicopter showed officers searching wooded areas with dogs.

Fort Worth police were on scene but referred questions to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is in charge of the investigation.

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