Man Dies After Shooting, Chase With Police

Officer shoots, kills man after confrontation

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 2:08 PM CDT
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An officer is injured and a suspected burglar is dead after a chase and shooting in Mesquite.

Amanda Guerra, NBC 5 News

An officer is injured and a suspected burglar is dead after a chase and shooting in Mesquite.

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Man Shot Following Chase in Mesquite

One man was killed early Friday after a police chase with three burglary suspects ended with gunfire.
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One man was killed early Friday after a police chase with three burglary suspects ended with gunfire.

About 12:30 a.m., Mesquite police responded to a burglary call along the the 1600-block of Hickory Tree.  When officers arrived, the burglars were gone but witnesses were able to give police a description of their vehicle.

A short time later, a vehicle matching that description was spotted along LBJ Freeway.  An officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver refused and instead led police on an intense chase through several residential streets where the driver crash his van into several parked cars along the way.

The driver eventually crashed into a fence on the 2700-block of Oak Bend and two people were immediately taken into custoday.  The third person tried to flee on foot, but was chased by an officer.

What has been described as a violent confrontation then took place, ending only when the officer shoots the alleged burglar in the abdomen.

The injured man, who was later revealed to be 20-years-old, was transported to Dallas Regional Hospital in Mesquite where he later died.

The officer was also injured, though the severity of those injuries are not yet known.

NBC 5 will have updates on this story throughout the day.  Check back and refresh this page for the latest information.

NBC 5's Amanda Guerra contributed to this report.

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