Tom Steele, Sara Coello and Loyd Brumfield, The Dallas Morning News
TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — A Tarrant County sheriff’s deputy died of a sudden pulmonary embolism that struck while he was getting out of his car Friday night in downtown Fort Worth, Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said.
Keith Darryl Shepherd, 58, was found in his personal vehicle with “significant head injuries” in a parking lot in the 100 block of North Burnett Street around 9:30 p.m.
Police initially said the 19-year veteran of the department had been shot, but that was retracted Saturday morning.
Instead, Waybourn said, an examination by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office indicated Shepherd suffered a blood clot in his lung that caused him to fall near his vehicle. The deputy then struck…