Man Wielding Blade, Chasing After Victim Is Shot by Off-Duty Officer - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Man Wielding Blade, Chasing After Victim Is Shot by Off-Duty Officer

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    Man With Blade, Chasing Victim Is Shot by Off-Duty Officer

    A man is in the hospital after getting shot by an off-duty officer in Dallas Saturday night, police say. (Published Sunday, May 12, 2019)

    A man is in the hospital after getting shot by an off-duty officer in Dallas Saturday night, police say.

    According to Dallas police, at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, an off-duty officer in full uniform stopped at the 7-Eleven at 111 N. Carroll Avenue.

    While he pumped gas, the officer saw a man being chased by another man who was carrying a blade.

    Dallas police were unable to clarify whether the weapon was a knife or any other specific kind of weapon.

    Man Wielding Blade, Chasing After Victim is Shot by Officer

    Man Wielding Blade, Chasing After Victim is Shot by Off-Duty Officer

     A man is in the hospital after getting shot by an off-duty officer in Dallas Saturday night.

    (Published Sunday, May 12, 2019)

    The officer decided to intervene out of fear for the victim's safety and shot the man who had the weapon, police said.

    The man who was shot was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

    Police said he was expected to be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon once he is released from the hospital.

    The officer involved in the shooting is a four-year veteran of the department and is not being placed on administrative leave at this time.

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