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Officer Is Gunned Down While Chasing Suspect

November 14, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

A Dallas police officer was killed by a suspect he was chasing on foot, authorities said.

Officer Brian Jackson and another officer went to investigate a disturbance complaint and chased a male suspect through alleys and between houses, Police Chief David Kunkle said.

During the chase, the man fired at the officers, fatally wounding Jackson, Kunkle said. The suspect, Juan Lizcano, 28, was charged with one count of capital murder and was in custody.

Jackson, who had been married for two months, was the first Dallas officer killed since Oct. 23, 2002.

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