Plano police investigating shooting incident between off-duty officer and a shooting suspect at a 7-Eleven
Plano, TX – Shooting between an off-duty police officer and at least one person that happened on Wednesday is being investigated by the local police department, several reports say.
According to the police report, the shooting took place at a local 7-Eleven store when an off-duty police officer decided to take action on his own when he saw a store customer headed to his car parked at the parking lot getting a gun, following an argument he had with someone at the store.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident, but at least one vehicle was damaged.
The Plano police responded at the convenience store on Shiloh Road and 14th following a 911 call in regards to a weapon around 4:30 p.m.
Investigators say an argument happened between the clerk and a customer. An off-duty officer was inside when the argument happened. He was not in uniform. Both the off-duty officer and gunman walked out of the store.
Authorities didn’t say if the gunman was charged or what happened before he decided to head to his car and take the weapon.
Per the initial report, both the off-duty officer and the gunman fired several shots each, but it remains unclear who shot first. The gunman surrendered as soon as several other officers arrived at the scene.
“Both the off-duty officer and the individual left the store, and the officer observed the other male retrieve a pistol from his car. And that’s when he was confronted, and shots were fired at each other,” said Plano Police Det. Jerry Minton. “We have not been given any information as far as when there was any type of identification as an officer.”
No more details about the case were given. We will update the story with more details when available.
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