DALLAS, TX – Four Dallas police officers were injured during a standoff with a gunman in the early hours of Thursday, as per local law enforcement. The incident took place in a North Dallas neighborhood around 3:10 a.m., when police were called to respond to a shooting.
The alleged shooter had taken refuge inside a house after reportedly shooting another individual. Inside the house at the time were two women and several children. The gunshot victim, who had been shot in the leg, was rushed to a local hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
The situation escalated when a pickup truck, unrelated to the standoff, crashed into a police car at the scene. This collision resulted in the police car hitting three other officers. The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and was tested for potential intoxication, with results coming back negative.
The police car was being used as a shield by officers trying to negotiate with the suspect inside the house. The four officers involved in the collision were transported to a local hospital and are reported to be in stable condition.
In a twist of events, the alleged shooter attempted to flee by jumping out of a window but was apprehended by the police at the scene. The investigation into the shooting and the events leading up to it is still underway.