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Man who shot Texas DPS agent near Haslet didn't know he was firing at cop, Rangers say

Fort Worth Star-Telegram logoFort Worth Star-Telegram 4/28/2021 Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Apr. 28—A man may have shot a Texas Department of Public Safety special agent on Friday near Haslet without knowing the man he fired on was a law enforcement officer approaching his residence, the agency said.

A caller to 911 reported that a pickup truck followed the caller to a house in the 14400 block of Mainstay Way and that he saw a man walking with a gun, according to a Fort Worth police call log.

The man who shot Special Agent William Wallace in the shoulder has not been charged, and DPS declined to release his name. Wallace was seriously injured but was released on Saturday from a hospital and is recovering at home.


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Wallace has been employed by DPS since 2009 and is assigned to the criminal investigation division.

The Texas Rangers have said that Wallace was shot about 2:15 p.m. Friday as he was conducting an investigation and encountered a suspect at the Mainstay Way house. Wallace was not in uniform and was driving an unmarked pickup truck.

The agency did not describe the nature of the investigation. Wallace did not return fire.

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