DPS – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Texas Department of Public Security says a man who shot and killed a police officer in Fort Worth Friday was not charged with any crime and may not have noticed that it was a police officer approaching his home.

The soldier, a special agent of the criminal police, was in civilian clothes and was driving an unmarked van.

Soldier William Wallace has been shot in the shoulder and is recovering at home, DPS said.

Wallace was conducting an investigation in the Haslet area when he met the suspect and was shot, Lt. Lonny Haschel on Friday initially.

Haschel declined to elaborate on the investigation.

In a statement Tuesday, the department did not provide details of the incident, but suggested that the shooter defend himself to protect his property.

“Preliminary information suggests the person may have surrendered their gun without knowing that it was a law enforcement officer approaching his home,” the statement said. “In the absence of charges, the person’s name will not be published.”

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