Off-Duty Dallas Cop Reportedly Kills Robbery Suspect One Block From Police Headquarters

Robbing someone is, without exception, a terrible idea. Robbing someone in broad daylight one block from police headquarters? About as dumb as ideas get.

That seems what happened this morning in the 1200 block of South Lamar Street:

Police have identified the officer as Sergeant Jackie Moore, a 15-year veteran of the department. At about 9:30 a.m., she was across the street in uniform when she heard a woman screaming for help from the business located at 1220 South Lamar.

The officer discovered a knife-wielding man trying to stab an employee of the business. According to witnesses, the man had been discovered trespassing in a fenced-in area of the property and was being escorted to the street when he attacked. When she saw that the employee was in danger, she fired.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The man he attacked was taken to Baylor Hospital. A second employee -- the woman who screamed -- was uninjured.

So, potential criminals, let this incident serve as a reminder:

This post has been updated with additional information from police.

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