Off Duty Police Officer Shoots Armed Man

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DALLAS (August 22, 2014) Dallas police say an off-duty officer shot an armed man outside of a Montessori open house after the man critically wounded a woman.

Deputy Chief Gil Garza says the officer was out of uniform and headed to a family function Thursday night when he saw an altercation between two drivers stopped at an intersection. He says the man fired several shots into the woman's vehicle.

Garza says the officer intervened before shooting the man.

The officer's name hasn't been released. He was not injured.

The man and woman were both taken to local hospitals in critical condition. Their names haven't been released.

The shooting occurred outside of the Harry Stone Montessori Academy on "meet the teacher" night. Entrances were briefly locked down.

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