Officer shot during fugitive chase in west Fort Worth


by Cheryl Posey

A shootout that reportedly lasted several minutes sent a Fort Worth police officer to the hospital yesterday in critical condition and left one suspect dead and his son arrested. The suspect who was killed at the scene by officers is Ed Russell Mciver, who was being served a felony warrant issued by the Parker County Sherriff’s office. The injured officer was transported by Careflight helicopter to Fort Worth’s only level 1 trauma center as the search continued for a second suspect, who was later apprehended in a field in west Fort Worth.
Ed Russell Mciver, Jr., son of the deceased suspect, remained at large all afternoon in an area just north of Interstate 20 near Longvue and Chapin streets in west Fort Worth.  Some of that area was wooded and brushy, but nearby there were also some homes that police attempted to evacuate. Police surrounded the area and used helicopters and foot officers to search for Mciver, Jr.
The incident started as officers tried to serve a felony warrant at a location near I-30 and Hulen Street.  From there a high speed chase ensued that witnesses at Cracker Barrel on Winscott Road said brought a light blue SUV flying by the restaurant at a high rate of speed that officers later calculated at about 95 miles per hour. As many as 30 police cars were at the scene as it unfolded, and many of these had been involved in the chase from Hulen Street.