North Texas Daily

Two wounded, gunman dead in DART shooting

Two wounded, gunman dead in DART shooting

February 08
00:00 2012

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of wounding a police officer and two bystanders when he opened fire from the platform of a suburban Dallas transit station was found shot to death Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with other officers who pursued him, authorities said.

The man died of a gunshot wound to the head, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether the officers killed him or he shot himself, Richardson Police Sgt. Kevin Perlich said.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit “Red Line” train station in Richardson, DART spokesman Mark Ball said.

The driver of a DART bus told a transit police officer at the station that a man who had just boarded was being disorderly, Perlich said. The man, who was walking toward a waiting DART train, opened fire when the officer confronted him.

After the transit officer returned fire, the man fled to a nearby warehouse, where he exchanged fire with other officers who pursued him. That’s where he was found dead, Perlich said.

One bystander suffered life-threatening wounds and required cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the scene, fire chief Alan Palomba said. Injuries to the officer and the other bystander weren’t considered life-threatening.

It was the latest in a string of violent incidents reported recently at DART stations.

Last month, a man was shot to death during an argument with three people at a station in downtown Dallas.

In December, undercover Dallas police officers shot and killed a suspect who they say brandished a handgun aboard an Amtrak train stopped at Union Station in Dallas, the hub of DART’s rail network. An officer and a bystander were wounded.

A few weeks earlier, four juveniles were arrested and charged with murder after a 19-year-old man was shoved against an accelerating DART train at a platform near Fair Park, southeast of downtown Dallas.

About Author

Managing-Editor

Managing-Editor

Related Articles

1 Comment

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","https://chimpstatic.com/mcjs-connected/js/users/de9596854f37498d65b58fa8f/42480106fd1ae582112be0c96.js");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Twitter Feed

North Texas Daily @ntdaily
The North Texas Daily visuals team worked throughout June to capture how North Texas celebrates Pride Month.Photographers: @iaiaphotography @mariacranemedia @jamilhitchcock @JohnAndersontxSee more here:https://t.co/6AbfipStqR
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
Welcome back to another edition of The Round Up! Catch up on what you may have missed this week in the fourth edition of our summer newsletter!https://t.co/YOY2SwtrcW
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: Derrickson’s ‘The Black Phone’ is a call you won’t want to miss🖋: @OberkromJadenRead more: https://t.co/iFMvEhYzMk
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
Welcome back to Daily’s Dose podcast. This week, join Jaden, John and Maria as they talk predictions for “Stranger Things” Season 4 Volume 2.Listen to it here: https://t.co/lujKvIA8KM
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: Conan Gray’s ‘Superache’ highlights the popstar’s tearful trendiness🖋: @samthornfeltRead more: https://t.co/MjdgnRq1rZ
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Flytedesk Ad

Instagram