A Dallas police officer is recovering at home after he suffered non life-threatening injuries during a shootout shortly before 7 p.m. Friday while working on an unrelated call, police said.
Three men were taken to the hospital where the shooting suspect and one of his victims were pronounced deceased. The other victim is in stable condition at the hospital and the officer was released Saturday morning.
Police were working a property investigation in the 300 block of East Brownlee Avenue in south Dallas when an officer saw a shooting, according to Deputy Chief Thomas Castro, a Dallas police spokesman.
The officer confronted the gunman and was fired on and returned fire, striking the suspect, Castro said during a news conference at the scene about 9 p.m.
Castro declined to take any questions at the news conference, saying the investigation was ongoing.