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Handcuffed Suspect Fires at Texas Officers

June 06, 2013  | 

Screenshot via WFAA.
Screenshot via WFAA.
A Texas man arrested Tuesday for riding a stolen motorcycle was shot and killed after he fired a concealed handgun at officers from inside a police SUV.

Highland Park police officers first encountered the man at a Barnes & Noble bookstore. The suspect fled on a green motorcycle, but was quickly subdued, reports WFAA.

Officers discovered the motorcycle was stolen and handcuffed the suspect, who had an outstanding warrant for fleeing from police. Moments later, witnesses heard a loud pop and saw the back window of the police SUV shatter. The suspect had concealed a handgun from the arresting officers.

Officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Tags: Concealed Weapons, Pat-Downs, Handcuffing Suspects


Comments (5)

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John Carp @ 6/6/2013 8:30 PM

That is why ALL arrests after ANY sort of resistance should be a "HOT SEARCH", not a simple pat down.
Praise God the Officers were not harmed.
Sad thing is I am sure they heard/read of the incident in New York, a few weeks ago.
Please be careful out there!
Just say'in
j

Longarm9 @ 6/7/2013 5:41 AM

Was he handcuffed in front? If so, this is a perfect example of why you NEVER handcuff in front. Glad the good guys came away safe this time. It could have easily been different.

DENNIS @ 6/7/2013 10:55 AM

In our county, most officers are in the habit of always carrying a plastic property bag from the jail with them. Everytime you handcuff a perp, you empty out his pockets and remove their belt and shoe laces and it all goes in the bag which goes with the perp to jail. You do that up front and it eliminates a lot of search mistakes. Be careful out there.

Bob@Az. @ 6/8/2013 4:37 PM

Damn guys, we can't always be that lucky. Go back to day one: Never put anybody in your squad without a heavy pat. Glad nobody was harmed. Blues, Stay Safe.

Ima Leprechaun @ 6/8/2013 11:39 PM

In a state where everyone including children carry guns why is it always a surprise when there is a shooting. The NRA says everyone is safe if everyone carries a gun, obviously not in Texas.

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