DALLAS (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a pregnant woman in a north Dallas home on Monday shot a police officer during a high-speed car chase before holing up in a nearby house, authorities said.
Authorities say the man, whom they haven't publicly identified, is suspected of in the shooting death of 28-year-old Breshuana Jackson at a home in Dallas' Hamilton Park neighborhood. When police arrived, a person in the home reported hearing the victim yell the suspect's name and then saw the suspect drive away. Police did not disclose the nature of the relationship between the suspect and Jackson.
About an hour-and-a-half after talking to the witness, officers spotted the suspect driving and tried to stop him. The suspect refused and led police on a chase, during which he fired on the officers, shooting Officer Daniel Malouf in the stomach.
The suspect then returned to the neighborhood where the woman was shot. His car eventually coming to an abrupt halt as he hit a curb and the bumper flew off. He then took off on foot to a nearby house, where he barricaded himself in.
Per policy, police would not say whether Malouf was wearing a protective vest. But the officer was released from a hospital in good condition hours after being taken there for treatment.
A school near the home where the suspect was barricaded was locked down. Richardson school district spokesman Tim Clark said the Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet school wasn't directly threatened and that all students were safe. He said school was dismissed at its normal time on Monday afternoon, though parents were asked to pick up children who normally walked home.