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Meteorologist Remains in Stable Condition — Authorities Release Sketch of Shooter

Dec 19, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A TV weatherman is recovering after being shot multiple times in the parking lot of the station where he works. KCEN-TV reported Thursday night that Patrick Crawford was in “stable condition” and his recovery was ahead of schedule.

Crawford was in Baylor Scott & White hospital after being shot outside the Bruceville-Eddy, Texas, TV station Wednesday morning. Authorities continued to search for the shooter, releasing a sketch provided after interviewing Crawford. (You can see the sketch below.)

Crawford was hit at least twice while he was getting into his car, which reportedly was riddled with 11 bullet holes. Doctors said he received wounds in his abdomen and shoulder, as well as the back of his head.

The shooter reportedly fled on foot as Crawford was able to drive away and seek help. The meteorologist told authorities he had never seen the shooter before, and police reportedly did not have a motive or a suspect.

Trooper D.L. Wilson told ABC News on Thursday: “We are actively looking for [the suspect]. We had troopers out overnight, but we didn’t get any calls of suspicious people. We can’t rule out that he’s … in the area, but more than likely, he’s left the area.”

sketch-patrick crawford's shooter

Sketch of the alleged shooter of Patrick Crawford

4 Comments

  1. Stable is NOT a condition-it describes a condition. Sheesh,

  2. What?

  3. He could be stable while still on a vent and three IV meds to support his blood pressure, or stable while up and walking around. They aren’t writing as clinical practitioners, though, and, hopefully, know that anybody reading that would assume stable to mean that his life is no longer in danger.

  4. Why not just use the photograph this sketch was copied from? That’s pretty detailed for a police sketch based on oral descriptions.

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