A man was shot and critically injured Sunday night after an apparent struggle with police officers, according to a news release.
The incident took place on March 19 at around 7:10 p.m. in the 1900 block of Bennett Avenue while Dallas police were patrolling the area, police said.
The man was previously known to the department, according to the news release.
“Officers encountered a suspect known to them with prior criminal mischief and burglary of motor vehicle offenses in the back parking lot of an apartment building,” the release read.
The encounter allegedly became confrontational, and a struggle ensued as the suspect became “uncooperative,” according to police.
Officers did deploy a taser on the man. However, the taser was not effective, police claimed.
The suspect allegedly began to fight with the officers and pulled out a firearm, according to police.
An officer then pulled his firearm from his holster and fired a shot at the suspect, the police said, and the man was struck in the torso.
Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to the scene and provided medical assistance. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
No officers or other personnel were injured in the incident, police noted.
The investigation is ongoing.
The incident occurred in District 2, represented by Dallas City Council Member Jesse Moreno, where crime was up nearly 11% year over year in February.
Violent crime in Dallas continues to run rampant on the streets of Dallas as murders have seen a 29% increase, according to the Dallas Police Daily Crime Brief.
The Dallas Express reached out to the Dallas police for additional information and comment but did not receive any by the time of publication.
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