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Wounded Fort Worth officer's condition improves

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FORT WORTH, Texas -

Fort Worth police have identified the officer who was shot and wounded yesterday while confronting a suspect in Haltom City.

Officer John Bell's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious by doctors at John Peter Smith hospital.

Bell is a motorcycle officer assigned to the Traffic division. He has been with the Fort Worth police since March 1992.

Bell was with two other uniformed Fort Worth officers in an auto repair center near Carson Street and Highway 121 on Tuesday when Haltom City police were chasing a suspect.

The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Cody Ira Loron, abandoned his car and ran into the auto shop, confronting the three officers.

Bell was reportedly shot at least three times.

Fort Worth police have set up a donation fund at the Fort Worth Police Awards Foundation. Anyone who wants to make a tax-deductible contribution can visit this link, and note on the donation "for the officer injured on 1/29/13."

LINK: http://www.fwpoliceawards.org/contribute-officer.html

The suspect was shot in the confrontation and taken to the hospital where he later died.

Haltom City police are still investigating the case.

 

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