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Man Took Officer's Gun Before He Was Shot: Police

The man who police shot has been identified as 29-year-old Bobby Blade

The man who fled police Monday before crashing his car in Garland, was shot after taking an officer's gun and pointing it at him, police say.

Dallas police said Tuesday that following foot chase, 29-year-old Bobby Blade assaulted an officer and took his gun during a struggle.

When Blade pointed the gun at the officer, four other officers fired multiple rounds at Blade. Blade was hit and pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to the Dallas Police Department.

The officer who was assaulted was treated at a hospital for multiple facial fractures and is recovering at home.

The Monday incident started in Mesquite, where Mesquite police answered a call around 3:45 p.m. regarding suspicious activity in the 2600 block of Towne Center Drive in Mesquite, according to the Dallas Police Department.

When police arrived, a person who matched the description of the person they were looking for fled the address and police pursued a vehicle into Garland city limits.

The chase ended in a crash on the westbound side of I-635 near Jupiter Road in Garland. At least one police car was involved in the collision, and one car flipped onto its top.

After the crash, Blade fled on foot to the 12100 block of Self Plaza Drive, where the assault and the shooting ensued.

According to Garland police, it was unknown if the suspect was armed and unclear which agency fired shots.

In the aftermath of the crash, police closed the westbound side of I-635 for about three hours Monday night.

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