Mesquite, TX – A Mesquite police officer was shot in the chest in front of the Albertson’s grocery store in Mesquite on Friday afternoon.
The incident occurred on Dec. 3 in the parking lot at the Albertson’s located in 1500 block of South Beltline Road near Cartwright Road, KTVT reported.
Police said that the officer was shot in the chest while he was conducting a traffic stop.
The suspect has reportedly been taken into custody, according to KTVT.
The officer was transported in a police car to Baylor Hospital in Dallas with “very critical injuries.” UPDATE: The officer has succumbed to his injuries.
BREAKING: 2 people, including a Mesquite Police officer, are hospitalized in critical condition following a shooting outside a grocery store Friday afternoon.
— David Goins (@dgoins) December 3, 2021
— Nick Starling (@NickStarlingTV) December 3, 2021
Mesquite Police Department spokesman Captain Stephen Biggs told KXAS that the suspect was also taken to the hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds.
Officials have not yet released any details about who shot the suspect.
Police also have not released the name of the wounded hero nor the name of the suspect who shot him.
KTVT reported that police have shut down a large part of the parking lot at Albertson’s.
— D Fernandez (@DemondFernandez) December 3, 2021
#Breaking a Mesquite Police officer is at Baylor Scott and White in Dallas with very critical injuries after he was shot in the chest during a traffic stop. Sources say a suspect is in custody.
— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) December 3, 2021
Officer Down (Mesquite) Mesquite PD officer shot during a traffic stop off S Belt Line Road near W Cartwright Road. Officer has sustained critical injuries. Expect heavy police activity in the area.
— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) December 3, 2021
From the @DallasPD scanner
Mesquite PD reports an officer down.
They have asked Dallas Police Department to shut down portions of Interstate 30 from Buckner Blvd to Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
The officer is being transported in a squad car, not an ambulance.
— אבי אידלמן 📷🗒️ (@AviAdelman) December 3, 2021
— Garland Police PIO (@GarlandPD) December 3, 2021
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