Officer Shoots Theft Suspect in TCC Parking Lot After Foot Chase

Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 5:47 PM CDT
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A man suspected of stealing from a Target store led Grand Prairie police on the foot chase to the Tarrant County College's southeast campus parking lot. That's where police say Jordan Hatcher, 22, struggled with officers before he was shot and died.

Mola Lenghi, NBC 5 Arlington Reporter

A man suspected of stealing from a Target store led Grand Prairie police on the foot chase to the Tarrant County College's southeast campus parking lot. That's where police say Jordan Hatcher, 22, struggled with officers before he was shot and died.

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Officer Shoots Suspect in TCC Parking Lot

Grand Prairie police and Arlington police say a felony theft suspect was shot and killed Thursday afternoon after he ran by foot to a campus of Tarrant County College in Arlington.

One Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting

A police officer shot and killed someone in the parking lot of Tarrant County College's southeast campus Thursday afternoon after a felony theft at a Target.
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The Grand Prairie and Arlington police say a felony theft suspect was shot and killed after he fled to the parking lot of a community college in Arlington.

A Grand Prairie officer shot 22-year-old Jordan Hatcher in the Tarrant County College Southeast Campus' south parking lot on Thursday afternoon.

Police said Hatcher led officers on foot to the community college after a struggle at a Target store on the other side of state Highway 360 in Grand Prairie. Another suspect was arrested at the store.

Authorities said Hatcher physically fought with an officer and grabbed the officer's stun gun. The officer feared for his life and shot Hatcher multiple times, police said.

Arlington police arrived at the parking lot just after the shooting. An Arlington police officer performed CPR on Hatcher, who died at the scene.

The man did not appear to be armed, police said.

No officers were injured.

A parking lot on the south side of the campus is closed, but the north and west parking lots remained open.

Grand Prairie police and Arlington police are investigating the shooting.

The Grand Prairie officer who shot the suspect is a veteran officer with several years of experience. The officer will be on leave for three days for review.

NBC 5's Amanda Guerra contributed to this report.

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