Friday overnight officer-involved shooting in Mesquite results with one person shot and injured, report

Mesquite, Texas – One person was shot, injured and transferred to hospital for treatment in the overnight Friday shooting that took place in Mesquite.

According to the incident report, officers were dispatched at the scene at an apartment complex in the 4700 block of Samuell Boulevard, near Big Town Boulevard, following a 911 call in regards to a suspicious activity.

The local police department said the person who made the 911 call informed them about a person who was allegedly kicking apartment’s door trying to forcefully enter the apartment. When first responders arrived at the scene, the suspect fled the area as soon as he saw the officers coming.

Two officers chased after him, and during the pursuit, there was an officer-involved shooting. The man was struck multiple times. Officers helped treat the man, who was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Officers were able to recover a firearm at the scene after the incident. The officers remained unhurt in the shooting incident.

The department didn’t provide more details about what led to the shooting, but confirmed the shooting is under investigation.

The department also added that one of the officers involved in the shooting incident has been with the department for a year now, while the other one was with the department for two years, but has previous experience with another agency.

Once more details are released about the case, we will update the story.

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