A Fort Worth officer who resides in Pecan Plantation was in critical condition Friday afternoon after he was shot in the head as police confronted a group of robbers while they were robbing a bar early Friday morning in Fort Worth, police said.
Garrett Hull, a 17-year veteran of the department, was critically wounded and the man who shot him was killed when police tried to stop the robbery, according to the Dallas Morning News. Hull was with other officers who were conducting surveillance on a group of people suspected in a series of robberies around Fort Worth, Sgt. Chris Britt said.
While the officers were on scene about midnight, the group robbed the Los Vaqueros Bar in the 400 block of West Biddison Street, Britt said. At least one of the three fired at police, striking Hull in the head. The officers returned fire, fatally shooting the gunman, who was later identified as Dacion Steptoe. Because the scene was “so dangerous and active,” Hull was taken in a police vehicle to John Peter Smith Hospital. Other officers with him performed first aid until they arrived at the hospital, police said.
Hull’s wife, Sabrina, works at Adore Lash Lounge Salon & Spa on Highway 377 East in Granbury. An employee there said the Hulls have children.