2 Officers Injured & Suspect Killed After DART Bus Hijacking, Chase

The suspect of a DART bus hijacking has died after exchanging fire with police and injuring two officers Sunday, officials said.

2 Officers Injured & Suspect Killed After DART Bus Hijacking, Chase

RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — The suspect of a DART bus hijacking has died after exchanging fire with police and injuring two officers Sunday, officials said.

At 11 a.m. Apr. 19, DART police received a report that a customer entered a bus on Buckingham Road and opened fire — shattering several windows.

The suspect then ordered the bus operator to drive them to an undetermined location, officials said. There was one other passenger on board.

The bus proceeded through several jurisdictions including Richardson, Garland, Rowlett and Rockwall on President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT).

Shots were fired by the suspect in Garland and Richardson — injuring two officers from DART and Garland PD. Both face non life-threatening injuries.

The chase came to a stop on northbound PGBT between State Highway 66 and Liberty Grove. Upon exiting the bus, the suspect exchanged gunfire with police. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, no other information on the suspect has been released.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Police Chief: Man Ambushes 3 Texas Officers In His Home, Kills 1

Authorities say a man who killed one Texas police officer and wounded two others before killing himself was waiting in body armor to ambush them when they entered his home.

Police Chief: Man Ambushes 3 Texas Officers In His Home, Kills 1

SAN MARCOS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities say a man who killed one Texas police officer and wounded two others before killing himself was waiting in body armor to ambush them when they entered his home.

Bob Klett, the interim police chief of San Marcos, said Sunday that the officers were responding to a 911 call about a man in the home who had hit his wife and threatened other family members.

Officer Justin Putnam, who’s been with the San Marcos Police Department for five years, was killed in the line of duty. He was 31.

Officers Franco Stewart and Justin Mueller were also wounded but remain hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Source: San Marcos Police Department

Klett said there was nothing that the three officers could have done to avoid the gunfire.

“Our family in blue is mourning the loss of our fallen brother, Officer Justin R. Putnam, who was killed in the line of duty last evening. Officer Putnam was with SMPD for more than five years. Words can never adequately express our profound sorrow for Officer Putnam’s family and loved ones. To say he will be missed is an understatement.”

The department has asked that all three families are “given time to grieve and deal with their situations in private.”

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