Meteorologist in Texas Returns to Work (in Superman T-Shirt) After Being Shot
Authorities, still investing the attack on meteorologist Patrick Crawford, have no information leading to an arrest
A Texas meteorologist who was shot last month returned to work Monday with more than just a smile on his face.
Survivor Patrick Crawford revealed on-air that underneath his button-down shirt was another garment: a Superman T-shirt.
Other on-air and control room staff at KCEN-TV also wore T-shirts emblazoned with the Superman logo on the front and “Crawford Strong” on the back.
Crawford was shot twice around 9 a.m. on Dec. 17 outside the Bruceville-Eddy, Texas, TV station where he works.
“We heard about six or seven gunshots,” Jim Hice, KCEN’s news director, told Waco station KHOU. “One right after the other.. bam, bam, bam, bam, bam!”
Troopers say that Crawford was walking to his car when an unknown man walked up to him, exchanged words and then opened fire, according to the news outlet.
He was able to drive about 100 yards to a nearby construction-crew site, where he asked for help.
“I timed my comeback very nicely with today’s forecast,” he said on-air. “We’ve got great weather today. We can expect warm weather we saw over the weekend to return again today.”
Crawford looked healthy and happy on camera.
“It’s good to be back,” he said. “A little difficult waking up early this morning to get back to the station, but I am glad to be back.”
A $20,000 reward is being offered to find Crawford’s shooter, who remains at large.