Story and photo by Ellie Hogue
ARLINGTON (WBAP 24/7 News) - An officer-involved shooting left a man dead outside Tarrant County College's southeast campus late Thursday afternoon.
It started at 3:50 p.m., when Grand Prairie police were called to the Target store on S.H. 360 and Camp Wisdom Rd. in Grand Prairie to investigate a theft case. Two men were accused of stealing. One was arrested, but authorities said that the other one, fought with officers and fled on foot.
"It was a long chase. It wasn't a short chase," said Det. Lyle Gensler. "This guy had a lot of energy and he was doing a lot of running."
The man ran across the highway - which currently is two, two-lane service roads separated by a wooded area. He was then stopped by officers in the parking lot of the campus. As police tried to arrest him, authorities said he fought again.
"During this physical altercation, the suspect was able to gain control of one of the officers' tasers," said Sgt. Christopher Cook, of the Arlington Police Department.
That action prompted a veteran officer from Grand Prairie Police to fire his weapon. The suspect was reportedly shot four times.
Police have not said what the two men stole or why they were being investigated for felony theft, instead of a more petty theft case.
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