North Texas police officer dies after he was shot in the chest outside grocery store
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Mesquite police officer has died after being shot in the chest following a disturbance in the parking lot of an Albertson’s grocery store Friday afternoon.
“This was a senseless act of violence that ripped a loving husband and father from his family,” Mesquite Police Chief David Gill said in announcing the officer’s death.
“He was a 21-year-veteran of the Mesquite Police Department. He was a good man, a good friend, a good officer. Please keep his family and our family in your prayers.”
Police said the shooting happened as officers responded to a disturbance call outside an Albertson’s grocery store on South Belt Line Road near Cartwright Road around 1:40 p.m.
“During the course of the investigation, an officer was shot and a male suspect was also shot,” police said in a statement.
Officials had confirmed earlier the officer and the suspect were both taken to the hospital in critical condition.
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