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Arlington police officer shot in Dallas

An Arlington officer was shot in Dallas during an undercover operation, according to reports.
An Arlington officer was shot in Dallas during an undercover operation, according to reports. WFAA.com

An Arlington police officer was shot early Tuesday at a house in Oak Cliff while working with a federal task force that includes officers from several jurisdictions, police said.

The officer was in “good spirits” and surrounded by family and friends at Dallas Methodist Hospital Thursday afternoon, said Lt. Chris Cook, an Arlington police spokesman.

“We will not be releasing his name or photograph because he works in a covert capacity and any such release could jeopardize past, current or future investigations,” Cook wrote in an email.

About 6:15 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting call in the 2700 block of Wilbur Street. Officers already there reported that they were coming under fire, police said in a news release.

The wounded officer was taken to a Shell gas station at West Wheatland and Hampton Road. From there, he was taken to Methodist Hospital, the release said. His wounds are not life-threatening, police said.

The Dallas Police Department’s special investigations unit is investigating the shooting. Arlington police said they will not release information about why the task force was at the Wilbur Street house because it is Dallas’ case.

“This remains an ongoing, dynamic incident that limits the release of more detailed information until further investigation is completed,” the news release said.

WFAA reported that at least one man was arrested at the scene.

Ryan Osborne, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @RyanOsborneFWST

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