Skip to comments.DPD Officer Killed Confronting Homicide Suspect (Dallas, TX)
Posted on 03/23/2007 6:12:25 PM PDT by Spktyr
DALLAS -- A DPD officer was shot and killed in West Dallas after confronting a homicide suspect. The officer died at Parkland Hospital as the suspect entered into a standoff with Dallas SWAT.
WFAA is reporting:
From Staff Reports
A 33-year-old Dallas police officer died Friday evening after he was shot twice during a confrontation in West Dallas with a man thought to have been involved in a southeast Dallas murder earlier this week.
The officer was rushed from the scene in the 4100 block of Bernal Drive to Parkland Memorial Hospital by another officer in a squad car. Dallas Police Sgt. Gil Cerda announced the officer's death at a news conference at the hospital.
More info at http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/032407dnmetofficershot.d7c4762.html
FReeper PRayer bump for DPD!
Prayers for the family of the officer killed in the line of duty. Sir, we salute your bravery! May you rest in Peace.
Minutes after the shooting, at least two dozen Dallas squad cars converged on the scene, which was a West Dallas residential neighborhood. Police had guns drawn on a car parked cattycorner in a yard. Its windows and doors appeared to be riddled with bullet holes.
It was not immediately clear whether the suspect survived the gunbattle, or whether it was one or two suspects in the car.
Yeah, we have to excerpt Belo. :-P
DALLAS -- A man fatally shot a Dallas police officer Friday, sparking a standoff that ended with the suspect's capture, NBC 5 reported.
The shooting happened in the 4100 block of Bernal Drive near Loop 12 in Dallas.
NBC 5 reported that the suspect, who was also shot, was armed with a rifle and slumped down inside a car that Chopper 5 video showed was riddled with bullets.
Dozens of officers with guns drawn had surrounded the vehicle before SWAT officers removed him from the car at about 7 p.m.
Paramedics took him from the scene in an ambulance.
The man's condition was not known.
The officer was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital, Sgt. Gil Cerda said.
We are providing counseling for the officers here, he said. Its just a very hard time for us.
Cerda said the incident began when officers had attempted to stop a vehicle as part of a murder investigation.
Cerda said the driver fled, forcing police to chase him.
When the driver stopped on Bernal Drive, police exchanged gunfire with the suspect and the officer was hit, Cerda said.
Cerda did not release the officer's identity.
Rest in Peace
Prayers for the deceased and his family, and May Guardian Angels protect everyone in uniform.
I hope they catch the scum that killed him.
God bless cops.
Prayers for the officer's family, friends and co-workers. :*(
Wonder if this will show up on "Dallas S.W.A.T."?
People just don't appreciate what these front line heroes go through for the rest of us! :*(
TXA-21 is reporting that the deceased officer's name is Mark Nix.
The scum didn't get away - Officer Nix and his partner, along with the officers in another car, thouroughly ventilated the perp's car and the perp. Unfortunately, the perp survived.
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