One Dead After Police-Involved Shooting At Rockwall Church
POSTED: 8:45 pm CDT June 19, 2008
UPDATED: 11:12 pm CDT June 19, 2008
ROCKWALL, Texas -- Police said Thursday one person is dead after a shooting involving a Garland police officer.
Police said the incident occurred at the Lake Pointe Baptist Church, located at 701 East Interstate 30 in Rockwall. NBC 5 News reported that the shooting occurred in the parking lot, and the shooting left the driver of a Ford Mustang dead. Police said the officer was off duty at the time when the man was shot and killed.
The victim is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s. The Garland police officer was writing up a statement about what happened, NBC 5 News reported.
Rockwall police said the off-duty plainclothes police officer just happened to be at the church at the time. Police said witnesses reported the victim pulled a weapon and pointed it at the officer. The police officer then returned fire, striking the man several times.
Investigators said they aren't yet certain what the argument was over, but they said they were quite certain the two men were strangers until Thursday night.