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
BREAKING: University fires head football coach Seth Littrell📝: @jillian_ntdRead more: https://t.co/azhIF7JVxk
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
NEWS: TWU creates zero tuition program for low-income students📝: John EberhartRead more: https://t.co/3jamzsovVs
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
ICYMI: Men's basketball wins 4 of last 5 games, non-conference slate continues📝: @jillian_ntd 📸: Marco BarreraRead more: https://t.co/HjKiWdg78i
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
ICYMI: Football drops C-USA title game versus Texas-San Antonio📝: @justanotherijcRead more: https://t.co/GAoff0XbBq
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
OPINION: You don't have to finish a book you don't enjoy📝: @jackmoraglia 🖼️: Isabella IsquieradoRead more: https://t.co/Ii9Td0FBNP
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Flytedesk Ad

Instagram