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Man May Have Accidentally Killed Self at Marble Showroom

Highland Village officers were serving man arrest warrant



    Dallas police said a man wanted on suspicion of evading arrest shot and killed himself at a marble showroom in what may have been an accident.

    Investigators said Aaron Massey, 28, a private contractor, shot himself when two Highland Village police officers came to MIC in Northwest Dallas looking for him.

    “As soon as they went in and asked for him, he tried to run from them," Dallas police Lt. C.L. Williams said. "He stumbled and fell to the ground."

    Police said the gun may have gone off accidentally during the struggle. Investigators said Massey was heavily armed and had several clips of ammunition.

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    “He was face down on the ground with his arms underneath him," Williams said. "Whether he had his hand on it or whether it was under his clothes, I don't know; that will be up to the medical examiner’s office to decide."

    Highland Village police were serving Massey an arrest warrant because he allegedly refused to pull over during a traffic stop Wednesday.

    Investigators tracked the red truck he was driving to the Dallas marble business late Thursday afternoon.

    “When I came out, all these cop cars started approaching the area real fast and blocking this area off,” said witness Jorge Castillo. “Everybody was just freaking out.”

    Dallas police are investigating the shooting. Highland Village police are conducting a separate internal investigation.