Royce Wood Wiki – Royce Wood Biography
Royce Wood was a suspect in a home invasion robbery in the area on Saturday, Akin said. Sheriff’s deputies and Rhome deputies attempted to intercept Wood in the area where he was last seen near Highway 287 after receiving a tip. Sunday Wood was back in the area riding a motorcycle with a woman.
Rhome police found Wood first and initiated a traffic stop. Wood got off the bike and started running. Police chased him on foot, and Wood responded to the officers, shooting one of them in the lower leg, Akin said. Wood ran into the bushes. Rhome police and Wise County sheriff’s deputies are still looking for him, Akin said.
Royce Wood Age
Royce Wood is 43 years old.
Wanted – Shooting Suspect
The lumber is about 200 pounds and 6 feet tall, Akin said. Akin said the woman is in custody and the Rhome officer is fine.
“We are extremely lucky. We are very happy that the officer is doing well. We feel pretty good about his condition,” Akin said. He advised people living near Highway 287 and FM 407 to keep their doors locked. Texas Municipal Police Association regional attorney Lance Wyatt is responding to the shooting, according to a tweet from the TMPA.
Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian tweeted Sunday night that he is praying for the officer.
“Praying for the injured officer, his family, and the Rhome police. I have known this man for almost 20 years and during that time we have shared many meals and laughter together. May recovery and justice come quickly and without further violence,” he wrote.
The alleged shooter was identified by authorities as 43-year-old Royce Wood. He allegedly shot a Rhome police officer in the leg near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Highways 407 and 2264 in Wise County, NBC DFW reported. Wood was driving a motorcycle with a female passenger when they were pulled over. One of them matched the description of the suspect wanted in a house search Saturday night, authorities said.
After the shooting, Wood fled the scene on foot. The passenger was detained. The wounded officer was hospitalized in stable condition.