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Texas Police Officer Murdered In Grocery Store Parking Lot

Mesquite, TX – A Mesquite police officer was killed in a gunfight with a suspect in a grocery store parking lot Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 1:40 p.m. at the Albertsons in the 1500 block of South Beltline Road near Cartwright roads, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance outside of the grocery store before the shooting. The nature of the disturbance has not been released at this time.

An unidentified officer and a suspect engaged in a gunfight. The officer was shot twice and the suspect was shot once.

The officer and suspect were both transported to the hospital in critical condition before the officer was pronounced deceased.

The unnamed suspect remains in critical condition, according to KXAS.

Mesquite Police Department Chief David Gill said that the officer was a 21-year veteran of the department.

“This was a senseless act of violence that ripped a loving father and husband from his family,” Chief Gill said, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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Written by
Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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Written by Christopher Berg

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