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.
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.
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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.