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Felony Suspect Apprehended After Allegedly Shooting at Police Officer

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A suspect allegedly opened fire on Dallas Police on Saturday, leading to an officer-involved shooting on March 12 before his arrest.

According to the Dallas Police Department, the suspect was already wanted for a felony offense when officers found him driving a car in an apartment complex parking lot located at 9350 Skillman Street in Dallas.

Officers tried to apprehend him at about 2:30 a.m. on March 12 by conducting a high-risk traffic stop, but the suspect apparently fled in his car.

During the suspect’s attempt to escape, he allegedly hit multiple parked vehicles as well as squad cars with officers inside before encountering a dead-end roadway in the parking lot.

Police said that the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Seth Michael Anderson, opened his door and fired multiple shots in the direction of an officer who had pulled up behind him in a marked car.

After the officer shot back at Anderson, the suspect fled on foot. However, police caught up with him, tased him, and took him into custody.

The impact of the suspect’s vehicle ramming into squad cars left three officers injured. They were transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Dallas PD confirmed on March 14 that the officers had been released from the hospital and were recovering at home.

The department said Anderson did not sustain any injuries during the incident. However, he was also taken to the hospital because he had been tased.

Anderson is charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault against a public servant in connection with the officer-involved shooting, as well as resisting arrest, evading arrest detention with a vehicle, unlawfully possessing a firearm, and two probation violations.

The suspect had previously been convicted of manufacturing and delivering a schedule I controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Anderson is currently being held at the Dallas County Jail on a bond of $1,355,000.

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