12/22/2014 10:39 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Reward Doubled In Hunt For Suspect Who Shot Texas Meteorologist


Authorities in Texas have doubled the reward for clues leading to an arrest in the shooting of a local meteorologist.

KCEN-TV's Patrick Crawford was shot Wednesday morning while in his vehicle at the station parking lot in Waco, ABC News reports. Police said that the gunman fired 13 shots, one striking Crawford in the abdomen and another grazing his should and head.

"We're going to do whatever possible to try to get the suspect," Department of Public Safety Trooper Harpin Myers said late Wednesday afternoon, according to KWTX. "We're not going to rest until it's done."

With the help of an anonymous donation, the Falls Country Sheriff's Office doubled the initial $5,000 bounty to a $10,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest.

On Thursday, police also released a sketch of the suspect, described as "white, in his mid-30s, balding, and ... wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans," according to KWTX.

Crawford remained under care at an area hospital through the weekend.

LOOK: A sketch released by the Texas Department Of Public Safety shows the suspect in the shooting of Patrick Crawford.

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