Teen Dead, One Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting: Authorities - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Teen Dead, One Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting: Authorities

Officer identified by Farmers Branch Monday afternoon, placed on administrative leave

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    Teen Dead, Another Person Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting

    A 16-year-old boy was killed and another person was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Sunday evening in Addison, police say. (Published Monday, March 14, 2016)

    A 16-year-old boy was killed and another person was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Sunday evening in Addison, police say.

    Dan Reed, a spokesman for the Town of Addison, said a preliminary investigation indicates an officer from the adjacent town of Farmers Branch saw a vehicle in his apartment complex being burglarized and intervened.

    Reed said the officer chased the two men to a location in the 14300 block of Marsh Lane near Spring Valley Road. An altercation followed and shots were fired.

    The driver of the getaway car, identified as 16-year-old Jose Raul Cruz, was killed at the scene. The passenger in the car was injured and taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

    Reed was not able to confirm if the teens were armed or if they fired any shots.

    Authorities told NBC 5 the officer, identified by Farmers Branch police Monday afternoon as Ken Johnson, was not injured. Johnson, who served in the U.S. Army, joined the Farmers Branch Police Department last March and was previously an officer with Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

    Johnson has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation into the shooting is underway.

    The Addison and Farmers Branch police departments are conducting independent investigations.

    NBC 5's Jocelyn Lockwood and Todd L. Davis contributed to this report.

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