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BREAKING: Texas Officer Shot In Chest In Front Of Grocery Store

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.

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.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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