A shootout near a community college campus in downtown Dallas left a campus police officer injured and a suspect fatally wounded, authorities said Friday.
Officers with the Dallas College Police Department were investigating a suspicious vehicle about 6:30 pm Thursday near the school’s El Centro Campus when they determined a man inside had an outstanding warrant, the Dallas Police Department said in a statement.
When the officers tried to arrest the man, he produced a handgun and shots were exchanged, police added.
The wounded officer was taken to a hospital in stable condition, authorities said. The suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Reginal Alexander Jr, also was taken to a hospital, where he died Friday.
The wounded officer’s identity has not been revealed. The shooting is under investigation by the Dallas Police Special Investigations Unit.