A Fort Worth, Texas, police officer died Friday, less than 24 hours after he was shot in the head following a confrontation with a group armed robbery suspects. Officer Garrett Hull, a 17-year veteran of the department, died of his injuries just after 9:40 p.m. CT, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Officers were conducting surveillance Thursday night on three men suspected in at least 15 robberies in the Fort Worth area when the group committed an actual robbery at the Los Vaqueros Bar. The officers confronted the suspects as they fled the bar. One of the suspects, identified by police as Dacion Steptoe, then opened fire. Hull was hit in the head and Steptoe was killed when the other officers returned fire.
The officer is survived by his wife and two daughters.