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Texas police return fire, fatally shoot fleeing gunman

2 months 5 days 12 hours ago Saturday, January 12 2019 Jan 12, 2019 January 12, 2019 8:51 AM January 12, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Police in North Texas have fatally shot a fleeting suspect after investigators say he opened fire and wounded an officer following a traffic stop.

An Arlington police statement says the suspect died at a hospital following Friday night's gunfire. Police Chief Will Johnson says the wounded male officer, whose name wasn't released, was recovering Saturday at a hospital.

Police say an officer made a traffic stop and called for backup. The female driver got out, but one of three male passengers began to run.

Two other Arlington officers arrived. The original officer and a backup chased the suspect, who police say pulled a gun and shot the backup officer. The original officer then shot the suspect.

The suspect's name wasn't immediately released. Further details weren't immediately available.

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