Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers were patrolling near the West End Station when shots rang out around 6:30 p.m. on North Austin Street, according to a DART spokesman. The El Centro campus is just across the street.
The El Centro officer and a suspect “were engaged in a disturbance regarding a vehicle,” according to the Dallas Police Department. Then gunshots rang out — striking both the officer and the suspect.
The DART officers found the wounded El Centro officer, who was taken to Baylor Hospital just up the road. He was in stable condition.
The suspect also was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to Dallas police.
The DART spokesman said that the shooting did not happen on DART property and that Dallas Police were leading the investigation.
This is a developing story.