Security Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man at Apartment Complex: Dallas Police

The guard was interviewed and released

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One person was found dead with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment building in Dallas on Tuesday night, police say.

Officers responded at about 8:30 p.m. to the 5300 block of Monmouth Lane where they found Jamal Patterson near the sidewalk and apartment breezeway, police said.

Patterson, 26, became upset after a commissioned security officer told him that he could not work on his vehicle in the parking lot, police said.

The guard and witnesses told police that Patterson punched the guard multiple times before going into his apartment to get a handgun, police said.

The guard shot Patterson multiple times after Patterson returned with a weapon, chambered a round and pointed it at the security officer, police said.

Patterson died at the scene. The officer called 911 and cooperated with the investigation. He was interviewed, and later released by police.

The case will be referred to a Dallas County grand jury.

Anyone with information about the shooting may call Dallas police Detective Brewster Billings at 214-283-4805 or 214-671-3083, or email brewster.billings@dallascityhall.com.

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