Wanted suspect dead, officer injured in Oak Cliff shooting
The Dallas Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday evening in the 2100 block of S. Westmoreland Road.
Police officers in the area observed a person wanted for multiple felonies. As officers approached the man, he fled in a pickup truck, driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Westmoreland Road.
A short time after, the suspect crashed into another vehicle. After the crash, the suspect exited the vehicle and exchanged gunfire with officers. One of the officers was shot in the hand.
The suspect fled from the scene on foot. Additional officers were called to the scene and eventually located him in a shed, suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital, but pronounced deceased.
The injured officer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
The incident remains under investigation.