DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas College El Centro Campus police officer was shot near the West End in downtown Dallas.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

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Downtown Dallas shooting scene (CBS 11)

A DART spokesperson said their officers were working at a nearby DART station when they heard the gunshots.

They ran to a nearby 7-Eleven where they found the officer who had been shot.

Dallas Police said the officer and a suspect were engaged in a disturbance regarding a vehicle in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Officers were originally investigating a suspicious vehicle.  They made contact with the a suspect who had a warrant for his arrest.

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When they tried to arrest him, a struggle ensued and then gunfire.

Police said the officer and the suspect ended up shooting each other.

Both were taken to area hospitals.

Downtown Dallas shooting scene (CBS 11)

The officer is in stable condition.

The suspect is in critical condition.

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