Dallas shootout kills suspect, wounds campus officer: Police

Officers with the Dallas College Police Department were investigating a suspicious vehicle about 6:30 pm Thursday near the school’s El Centro Campus when they determined a man inside had an outstanding warrant, the Dallas Police Department said in a statement.
When the officers tried to arrest the man, he produced a handgun and shots were exchanged.(AP file photo)
When the officers tried to arrest the man, he produced a handgun and shots were exchanged.(AP file photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 06:07 AM IST
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Dallas | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

A shootout near a community college campus in downtown Dallas left a campus police officer injured and a suspect fatally wounded, authorities said Friday.

Officers with the Dallas College Police Department were investigating a suspicious vehicle about 6:30 pm Thursday near the school’s El Centro Campus when they determined a man inside had an outstanding warrant, the Dallas Police Department said in a statement.

When the officers tried to arrest the man, he produced a handgun and shots were exchanged, police added.

The wounded officer was taken to a hospital in stable condition, authorities said. The suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Reginal Alexander Jr, also was taken to a hospital, where he died Friday.

The wounded officer’s identity has not been revealed. The shooting is under investigation by the Dallas Police Special Investigations Unit.

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