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Dallas police say man fatally shot while pointing gun at officer

A man was fatally shot by police officers Wednesday morning in southwest Dallas when he pointed a gun at one them, according to reports.

The incident happened as officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the in the 1600 block of Monte Carlo Drive, said Lt. Vernon Hale, police spokesman.

Police arrived at 9:02 a.m. and saw one suspect coming out of a garage apartment with a gun, Hale said.

"Officers also heard a suspect near the rear of the location," Hale said. "One of the suspects pointed a gun at one of the Dallas police officers.

"Two of the three responding officers fired their service weapons, striking one of the suspects."

He died at the scene, Hale said. The area is in a neighborhood west of where U.S. 67 merges with Interstate 35E.

"There was reportedly a teenager alone in the primary residence," Hale said, but, he added, "no officers or other citizens were injured."

The officers caught one suspect, but a third man fled.

Hale said all three suspects were Hispanic men, each about age 30, and the one who got away wore an orange shirt and dark pants.

The name of the man who died was unavailable Wednesday morning.

Hale added that the officers will be placed on administrative leave, which is routine, while police conduct an internal investigation of the shooting, which is also routine.

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