在 1:40 下午. 星期五, officers were dispatched to a disturbance near a grocery store at the 1500 block of S. Beltline Road, 警察说.
“During the course of the investigation
, the officer was shot
, and a male suspect was also shot
. Both were transported to local area hospitals
, and the officer succumbed to his wounds
,” Mesquite police said in a post to their official 脸书
The officer was struck two times
, and the suspect was struck once
, 梅斯基特警察局长大卫吉尔, 说过
“This was a senseless act of violence that ripped a loving father and husband from his family,” Chief Gill said, swallowing back tears. “He was a 21-year veteran of the Mesquite police department. He was a good man, a good friend, a good officer.”
The suspect remains in critical condition
, 根据CNN联盟会员 WFAA
WFAA quotes witnesses as saying they heard around four to six gunshots, and that they were shocked because they feel the area is normally safe.
在声明中说, “Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of the Mesquite Police Department officer who passed away this evening
“This tragedy is a solemn reminder of the risks our law enforcement officers take every day by putting their lives on the line to serve and protect our communities.”
Dallas Police Department Chief Eddie Garcia
发推文, “Praying and mourning alongside our brothers and sisters from @MesquitePD_TX
, their fallen hero and his family
. The @DallasPD also wears your patch today
, and for as long as you need our assistance.