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Texas meteorologist back on air with sunny attitude one month after being shot in TV parking lot

Texas meteorologist back on air after being shot in TV parking lot

A Central Texas meteorologist has returned to the air just one month after being shot in a TV station parking lot. Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist for KCEN in Bruceville/Eddy (near Waco), was shot multiple times on Dec. 17, 2014. 

Crawford returned to the station Monday for the morning broadcast, according to a report from KCEN. "I timed my comeback very nicely with today's forecast," he joked. "We've got great weather today. We can expect the warm weather we saw over the weekend to return again today."

Initial reports of the incident said that Crawford and the suspect exchanged words before the suspect pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots. Crawford was taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple where he underwent surgery. The shooting received national and worldwide attention, with reports in such publications as the London Daily Mail and the Washington Post.

The suspect in the shooting is still at large. The Falls County Crime Stoppers is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the man who shot Crawford, reports KCEN.

Patrick Crawford headshot
Patrick Crawford returned to KCEN on Monday. KCEN-TV
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