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Video: Texas Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Christmas Shootout

December 26, 2013  | 

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VIDEO: Texas Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Christmas Shootout

A Mansfield, Texas, teen who led Grand Prairie police on a nearly 10-hour manhunt after shooting at an officer at a traffic stop early Wednesday morning was pronounced dead after he was shot while walking into a neighborhood Christmas afternoon, police said.

"The suspect and only occupant jumped out of the vehicle and fired at the officer," said Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye. "The officer returned fire." The officer was not injured. The suspect fled the scene on foot and a multi-agency manhunt ensued.

At about 2:10 p.m., Grand Prairie police located the suspect in the 600 block of East Seeton Road based on a tip from a neighbor who spotted the teen. The location was less than 1.5 miles from the spot where officers first attempted the traffic stop, WFAA TV reports.

"He was getting ready to walk into a neighborhood, where we were afraid he would do more harm," Dye
 said of what officers found upon their arrival. "So, unfortunately, one of our officers had to shoot him one time." Two officers were struck and suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the suspect returned fire. Officers at the scene shot back. The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital.

 

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Manhunts, Assaults on Officers, Officer Involved Shootings, Texas


Comments (6)

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PC9744 @ 12/26/2013 2:47 PM

Too much Grand Theft Auto I think. I'm glad he won't be wasting taxpayers' money on a media circus trial. Once a person attempts to murder someone - of a cop or not - there's no going back. I wish the injured officers a speedy recovery and an investigation supporting justified homicide.

Ima Leprechaun @ 12/26/2013 10:08 PM

Chief Dye was quoted as saying what officers found upon their arrival in the afternoon. "So, unfortunately, one of our officers had to shoot him one time." The Chief calling this shooting as unfortunate makes me wonder if it was a legal shooting. The suspect shot back only after he was shot first, striking two officers causing minor injuries. It sounds like self defense. The article contained no proof the suspect killed was the same suspect the officer shot in the original traffic stop ten hours earlier. The time between the first traffic stop and that suspect being killed was from 4:30 AM to 2:10 PM. The original suspect may have bled out long before the second incident. But one kid looks much the same as another. The original suspect also lived within one mile of the traffic stop. Southern justice is swift and even sometimes accurate.

RETLASD @ 12/26/2013 10:48 PM

Ima: you watch too much television.

txlawman @ 12/27/2013 6:33 AM

Ima you're an idiot! Enough said! Prayers for the officers and the family of the suspect.

S.S. @ 12/27/2013 7:28 AM

You're reading way too much into it Ima. Good to hear the officers will be fine. The bad guy is dead...oh well. He bought it upon himself, and the officers did their job. Get well soon.

gp cobb @ 12/27/2013 8:25 AM

IMA keeps proving it by constant idiotic posts don't she.........

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