4
| Crime |

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

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

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.

Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.