Bodycam footage shows Texas deputy allegedly shot during robbery by Leland Williams.
The Fort Worth Police Department released a video Monday showing a deputy shot during an alleged attempted robbery.
Fort Worth Police Department Press Release
On Monday, November 27, 2023, at 3:42 p.m., the Fort Worth Police Department responded to a shooting call at the Fort Worth Community Credit Union located at the 6500 block of Brentwood Stair Road.
When officers arrived, they observed that the front glass of the bank was shattered and entered the bank while also setting up a perimeter. They did not find a suspect but did find a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy had been shot and immediately rendered aid.
The preliminary investigation determined that at approximately 3:37 p.m. a suspect, later identified as Leland Williams, 35, walked into the bank and entered a fake name at the check-in kiosk and stated that he wished to open an account. Williams approached the counter several times without being called up.
During his last approach to the bank teller, Williams displayed a handgun and immediately shot Deputy Brent Brown, who was working in a uniformed off-duty capacity.
Despite being struck twice, once in the upper body and once in the lower abdomen, Deputy Brown returned fire. Due to Deputy Brown’s quick response, Williams was not able to fire his weapon toward the bank employee and instead ran away on foot.
Fort Worth Police Department officers arrived at the location at 3:43 p.m. and due to their quick arrival, they were able to gather valuable witness information regarding the direction Williams fled.
Shortly after the shooting, Fort Worth Police received additional information from residents in a nearby neighborhood that the suspect may have entered a house in the 1800 block of Lynnwood Hills Drive.
Fort Worth SWAT responded to the house and apprehended Williams after a brief standoff without incident.
No other officers or civilians were injured.
Williams is currently being held in the Tarrant County Jail with a bond set at $1 million on a charge of Criminal Attempt – Capital Murder of a Peace Officer.
This remains an ongoing investigation.
Brown, who has served with the TCSO since 2011 and is assigned to the warrant division, is recovering from his injuries.
The Fort Worth Police Department is releasing relevant portions of officer body-worn cameras and surveillance footage from this incident.