Police shoot, kill unarmed man near Winnetka Heights


A Dallas Police officer shot a suspected car burglar several times Sunday, killing the man.

According to police, the officer responded to a complaint of a man trying to break into a car and making lewd comments to women in the 100 block of North Windomere.

The officer was in uniform and driving a squad car, but he was off duty and serving as neighborhood patrol.

The officer saw a man near 12th and Rosemont who resembled the description of the car burglar from the 911 call. He was waiting for backup when the suspect tried to force his way into a passing car. The burglary suspect refused to stop and moved toward the officer in a “manner perceived to be dangerous.” So the officer shot him. No weapon was found on the dead man.

The name of neither the officer nor the victim has been released.

By |2014-08-11T11:01:52-05:00August 11th, 2014|Crime, News|2 Comments

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  1. Wendi Medling August 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    This is what happens when we create an environment of fear directed towards “outsiders”. I for one would like to hear the real story of what the man who was shot was doing. Maybe he was asking for help from the person in the passing car and trying to ask for help from the off duty officer (who, by the way, is paid to do a job off duty that officers on duty aren’t doing. Any one besides me see the ridiculousness of that!)

  2. Monica August 14, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    This actually was IN Winnetka Heights…

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