A Dallas police officer was shot this morning while attempting to serve a warrant near Skillman and I-635. The officer returned fire and left the suspect with life-threatening injuries.
Police Chief Eddie Garcia was at the scene of the shooting about 10 a.m. to give an update.
“This morning at 6 a.m. in the 9900 block of Adleta, members of the Dallas Police Department, serving as part of the U.S. Marshals’ Task Force, were serving an arrest warrant on a capital murder suspect. As they approached the residence, they knocked and announced. As they began to breach the door, they were immediately met with gunfire from the suspect. One of our officers was struck in the lower leg.”
The officers retreated downstairs but faced a second gunfire barrage from the apartment above. The suspect was injured in a shootout and finally taken into custody. He was transported to an area hospital, where Garcia said he is currently listed in critical condition.
Garcia said he visited the injured officer in the hospital this morning, and he is “in good spirits and will recover.” The officer and the suspect have not yet been identified.