Security Officer Killed After Confronting Alleged Thief

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The Dallas Police Department is searching for a man who shot and killed a security officer Friday afternoon, according to officials.

The shooting incident occurred at a parking garage in the 8200 block of Westchester Drive.

University Park Police released a brief statement about the situation from the department’s Facebook page.

“Heavy police activity at Westchester and Luther Lane in Dallas – Preston Center West. Please avoid the area. Incident occurring about 3:30 this afternoon involving a suspect allegedly breaking into vehicles,” the post read.

“Suspect shot a security guard and fled in a gold older-model Toyota Camry. Incident investigation involves DPD. The area west of Preston Road is outside University Park boundaries,” the post concluded.

Police responded to the call, and when officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, police said.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending family notification.

A man was allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles before being confronted by a security officer, according to police.

A fight broke out between the suspect and the security officer, and the suspect pulled out a firearm and shot the victim, according to police.

The suspect then fled the scene in a gold sedan, believed to be a Toyota Camry, police said.

Security footage of the struggle could be seen circulating on social media.

In the footage, it is believed that the security officer is seen holding on to the suspect’s vehicle as it crashes into a parked vehicle.

Moments later, surveillance video shows the security officer trying to run behind the vehicle before collapsing.

The suspected vehicle then fled the scene.

The shooting occurred in District 13, which is represented by Dallas City Councilmember Gay Donnell Willis.

The investigation remains ongoing.

As of May 1, there have been 95 murders, according to the Dallas Police Department Crime Brief.

Due to the alleged ransomware attack on citywide services, there are no publicly available statistics beyond May 1.

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