DeSoto police shoot, kill armed burglar outside home
A burglary suspect is deceased following a late-morning officer-involved shooting by DeSoto Police in the 300 block of Polk Street.
Police responded to a call at 11:38am Monday from a resident reporting a burglary at their home. According to the 9-1-1 call, an unknown man had entered their residence brandishing an unknown item. Police encountered the armed suspect outside the home, and an officer fired on the suspect as he advanced toward the officer.
The 47-year-old male suspect was pronounced deceased.
The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.
Grand Prairie PD’s Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team is assisting with the investigation.