Off-Duty Officer Injured in Tussle

Officer hospitalized after fight with suspected shoplifter

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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An off-duty Dallas police officer was injured in a fight with a person suspected of shoplifting Thursday morning.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

An off-duty Dallas police officer was injured in a fight with a person suspected of shoplifting Thursday morning.

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An off-duty Dallas police officer was injured in a fight with a person suspected of shoplifting Thursday morning.

According to police, the officer was working at the Walmart store on the 1500-block of North Cockrell Hill Road when he confronted the suspected shoplifter.

In the tussle, the officer and another employee of the store were injured and both were transported to an area hospital in unknown conditions.

A pile of video games and controllers were spotted on the ground in front of the store.

The suspected shoplifter was arrested.

NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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