A man was killed by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday night after he fired at officers, striking one in the hand, Dallas police say.
The incident started at about 7:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Westmoreland Road, when officers saw a man who was wanted for two felonies, according to the Dallas Police Department.
When officers tried to arrest the man, he fled the scene in a pickup truck before he crashed at the corner of Westmoreland Road and Texas Drive, police said.
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Police said the man got out of the truck and exchanged gunfire with officers, striking one in the hand.
The suspect, a 27-year-old, then fled the scene on foot and when additional officers arrived to search for him, they ultimately located him in the backyard of a residence with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The injured officer was taken to a hospital in stable condition.