Dallas Officer Shot While Serving Warrant

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013  |  Updated 1:57 PM CDT
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An undercover officer is recovering after being shot while serving a search warrant Monday.

Kendra Lyn, NBC 5 News

An undercover officer is recovering after being shot while serving a search warrant Monday.

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DPD Officer Shot Serving Drug Warrant

A Dallas police officer was grazed with a bullet during a narcotics operation in South Oak Cliff. The police chief says the officer is expected to recover.
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A Dallas police officer was shot while serving a drug warrant in South Oak Cliff on Monday night.

Someone in a home in the 4300 block of Fernwood Avenue opened fire on officers who were trying to serve a warrant during a narcotics operation.

One officer was grazed in the rear end by a bullet.

Police were still trying to arrest whoever is inside the home as of shortly after 10 p.m. Police had blocked off the area, and SWAT teams were surrounding the home.

Just after midnight, officers tossed concussion grenades into the home and discovered that the shooter and anyone inside had somehow escaped.

The officer's injuries were described as non-life-threatening and taken to Parkland Hospital for treatment. The officer has since been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.

Police Chief David Brown said the officer was lucky. He said the officer was in good condition and is expected to recover.

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Kendra Lyn contributed to this report.

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