No Injuries Reported After Officer Opens Fire

No injuries reported in crash, gunfire

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    No one was injured Monday morning when several shots were fired by a Dallas police officer at a man suspected of burglary and attempting to escape arrest, police say.

    Police said at about 9:30 a.m., a homeowner interrupted a burglar inside his home.  The burglar took off in his car, but was followed by the homeowner who called 911 and gave police a description of the vehicle.

    The vehicle was later located in the parking lot of the Executive Inn on the 12600-block of Northwest Highway.

    Undercover officers parked and watched the vehicle while calling for backup.  As uniformed officers arrived, someone entered the vehicle and attempted to leave the motel.  While attempting to stop the driver, the man, whose name has not yet been released, put his vehicle in reverse and slammed into the undercover officers, police said.

    Uniformed officers then attempted to take the man into custody, but he continued to try to escape in the car.  That's when one of the officers fired multiple shots.

    The man surrendered and was taken into custody, police said.

    There were no injuries reported in connection with the incident.

    The shooting is the third in as many weeks involving a Dallas police officer and the 10th of the year.  Last week, Dallas police shot a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at officers.  The week before, a man was fatally shot by a Dallas officer after a chase and physical altercation.