Dallas Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Dallas Police are investigating after multiple officers were involved in a shooting Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened in the 3400 block of Great Trinity Forest Way shortly after 3 p.m. 

Police said the incident actually started with a previous shooting call 15 minutes before at an apartment complex along the same street.

When officers arrived, they found a victim injured from a gunshot wound who was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is unknown. 

Officers then got information that the shooting suspect was hiding behind a dumpster nearby on Cranfill Drive.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Dijon Watkins.

As officers approached, they said Watkins came out from behind the dumpster and started firing at officers. Multiple officers returned fire. 

He was then transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

No officers were injured. 

Police continue to investigate.

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