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.
Heavy hearts as officers pray outside Baylor University medical center. The Mesquite police officer shot earlier today, has died. Chief David Gill confirms his officer was a 21 year veteran, and “loving husband, father and family man.” pic.twitter.com/BkiFKV7QQu— Doug Dunbar (@cbs11doug) December 3, 2021
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