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Recent Dallas Police Shootings Raise Concerns

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – It started as an emergency call of domestic violence. A man with a gun was threatening his former girlfriend, another man and a two-year old child.

By the time the incident ended, the gunman would be hospitalized, and two Dallas Police officers would be placed on leave, answering questions as to why they shot the man.

27-year-old Roberto Galbadon is the fifteenth person to be shot by a Dallas Police officer. Eight of those shootings resulted in deaths. The cases have generated public scrutiny, support and outrage toward D.P.D.

“I think officers are getting frustrated with portrayals in media as the villain,” Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston said.

Pinkston said police encounter people who’ve decided to violently confront officers. Most situations are likely diffused, but guns are the common denominator for trouble. In six of the eight fatal DPD shootings, suspects allegedly pointed guns at officers.

Galbadon was injured Friday morning.

He will face felony charges.

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