DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A suspect was shot by a Dallas officer Saturday evening after police said he fired a weapon at that officer at an intersection in the Pleasant Grove area.
Police said the shooting happened at the intersection of the C F Hawn Freeway service road and Buckner Boulevard.READ MORE: Truck Loses Control, Slams Into Royse City Police Officer Michael Baley While Helping Stranded Motorist
According to police, an officer was at a traffic light at the intersection when the suspect, who was going westbound on the service road, stopped and got out of his pickup truck.
Police said the suspect took out a weapon and fired toward the officer in the squad car. Police said the officer returned fire and struck the suspect in the lower abdomen and leg.READ MORE: Customs Officers Seize Narcotics At Texas-Mexico Border Worth $1.8M+ Hidden In Tires, Ice Chests
The suspect was taken to a hospital and is currently stable, police said.
The officer was not injured.MORE NEWS: Man Wanted In Dallas For Child Sexual Assault Charges, Jose Gerardo Ibarra Arrested At U.S.-Mexico Border
Police are continuing to investigate and have not said what led to the suspect firing shots at the officer.