Dallas police shot and killed an armed man in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood of the city, prompting a tense situation with hundreds of gathering
neighbors, many of whom were very emotional.
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The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. at a known drug house in the 5300 block of Bourquin Street, FOX 4 News reported.
Police said the unidentified suspect shot at officers, who returned fire, killing the man. Another suspect fled and was later arrested, police
No officers were injured, police said.
However, a crowd of hundreds gathered at the scene, prompting to police to call for additional crowd control support, both by ground and by air.
In fact, officers armed with pepper ball guns and shields forced the crowd back amid reports of people trying to cut through fences to gain access to
the shooting scene.
FOX 4 News reported that, according to initial reports, the slain man's inconsolable mother confronted police at the scene and refused to leave.
A man who identified himself as the dead man's father said he was enraged because police shot in teh back his unarmed, 32-year-old son, whom he
identified as James Harper.
"No reason for him to be shot like a dog. If he's running away from them, ain't no reason," James White said.
A chaotic fight also briefly broke out between some in the crowd.
Meanwhile, the body of the slain suspect remained at the shooting scene and was being guarded by police.
By about 6:30 p.m. the volatile crowd shrank a bit and divided into smaller groups as Dallas police announced its SWAT team was being deployed to the
still potentially explosive situation. But citizens quickly began re-gathering.
Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway was headed to the standoff aiming to help police calm the situation.
Additionally, Dallas police have announced they will hold a news conference soon.
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