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Man fatally shot after chase had grabbed officer's gun and pointed it at him, Dallas police say

A suspect was killed in a police officer-involved shooting after the suspect led police on a high-speed chase from Dallas into Garland on Monday afternoon, according to Dallas police.
A suspect was killed in a police officer-involved shooting after the suspect led police on a high-speed chase from Dallas into Garland on Monday afternoon, according to Dallas police. Courtesy

A suspect who was fatally shot by police Monday afternoon after a high-speed chase through Dallas County had grabbed an officer's weapon and pointed it at him, Dallas police said.

The shooting occurred after the suspect wrecked his vehicle on the northbound side of I-635 and Garland Road and then fled on foot to the 12100 block of Self Plaza in Dallas, police said.

A Mesquite police officer found the suspect next to a building secured by a chain-link fence. The suspect "aggressively assaulted" the officer before a struggle over the officer’s weapon, police said.

The suspect then wrestled the weapon away from the injured officer and pointed it at him.

Four officers from the Mesquite and Garland police departments fired multiple rounds, striking the suspect, police said.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Bobby Blade, was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The injured officer was brought to the hospital and treated for multiple facial fractures, police said.

The officer has been released and is recovering at home, Dallas police said.

The incident started at 3:45 p.m. when Mesquite police responded to a suspicious person call in the 2600 block of Towne Centre Drive on Monday.

Blade fled in a car, prompting a high-speed pursuit all the way to Garland before his vehicle flipped and crashed. The chase on foot continued into Dallas.



Prescotte Stokes III: 817-390-7028, @PrescotteStokes
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