Search Continues for Suspect Who Shot Texas Meteorologist Outside TV Station

The TV weatherman is in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

ByRHEANA MURRAY
December 17, 2014, 10:35 PM

— -- Police continued their search for a suspect in the shooting of a Texas meteorologist outside a TV station in Waco, Texas.

The suspect fled after allegedly shooting Patrick Crawford, NBC affiliate KCEN's morning meteorologist, multiple times in the studio's parking lot Wednesday, Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson told ABC News.

Crawford underwent surgery, he added. Crawford's wife, Heather Brinkmann, also a meteorologist at the station, was with him at the hospital, KCEN's news director Jim Hice told ABC News.

"Thank you for your continuous thoughts and prayers," Heather Brinkmann posted on Facebook. "I am happy to say that Patrick is in stable condition. Doctors continue to tell me how well he's doing considering the multiple gunshot wounds. Police tell me that if it wasn't for his smarts to hurry up and drive off and flag down construction workers, it could have been a whole different story. He is truly my hero."

A man was later captured after a standoff at a nearby house, but police told ABC affiliate KXXV that he was wanted in an unrelated case.

"[Crawford] was getting into his car this morning after leaving the building and the subject walked up to him and they had a confrontation," Wilson said.

With multiple gunshot wounds, Crawford, 35, was still able to drive away and flag down a construction worker for help, he added. It's not clear if there is a relationship between Crawford and the shooter.

"Whether they know each other or it's a random shooting, we don't know that yet," Wilson said.

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