Midlothian Officer Shoots, Kills Cedar Hill Bank Robbery Suspect

By Matt Goodman, CBSDFW.COM

MIDLOTHIAN (CBSDFW.COM) – A Midlothian police officer shot and killed a bank robbery suspect who turned toward him with a knife during a pursuit Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The suspect, who has not been identified, robbed a Wells Fargo bank at 375 N. Highway 67 just after 4 p.m. Responding officers caught the suspect driving and gave chase.

The suspect then stopped the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. He turned toward the officer with a knife, and was shot and killed, said Cedar Hill Police Department spokesman Corky Brown.

No one else was injured in the robbery or chase, Brown added.


One Comment

  1. Rick McDaniel says:

    Give that officer a commendation.

  2. duh says:

    Dont mess with the small town law.. We aim to take care of business.
    THANK YOU MIDLOTHIAN PD.. WE really do appreciate yall..
    Guess the perp should have stayed in Dallas..

  3. RR Worker says:

    Good for the officer, he saved the tax payers lots of money. They ought to treat all of them this way when they have a weapon in their hand.

  4. texas justice says:

    Good job officer. You put your life on the line everyday you leave your home, I’m glad you got to go home to your family. No police officer wants to end another’s life, but sometime it’s them or you. May GOD give you peace thru this difficult time.

    1. MSK says:

      I apologize for being the devil’s advocate here, but…

      am I just watching too much TV here? I thought that even a guy with a GUN in his hand, if he stopped being a threat, should not be shot to death. Do we have more evidence to show that he was a deadly threat? I mean, he “turned toward” the officer… was he like, say, 5 feet away? Or 3? or was he ten or twenty feet away? Did he turned toward him with the intent to USE the knife? Or did he turn toward him with the intent to give up? Was he given a warning? How did he respond?
      Could a shot to the hand… to make him drop the knife… have been possible? Is it just me, or am I the only person to wonder if this is excessive force? Is it right to shoot to kill a person (with a knife) in TX, where we have the most lax laws about GUNS?

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