Dallas police: Firefighter shot, transferred to hospital

The suspect - a local resident - was later found dead inside a home.

Police brought in the robot to search the home where they believed the shooting suspect was hiding and came across the two bodies. After the murder, Dallas police believe, Brown's girlfriend ran from the house, attracting the attention of the a 24-year-old neighbor. Paramedics were called to the neighborhood and the gunman opened fire, authorities said.

The mayor said the injured civilian also was in intensive care. The mayor says the civilian is also in intensive care, but no other details were released.

"In my mind, someone who was not mentally stable dealt a lot of pain this afternoon", said Mayor Rawlings.

In a statement late Monday to NBC 5, Sgt. Watson said, "Right now I would like to focus on the injured paramedic, citizen and community".

Police in Dallas have engaged in a shootout with an armed suspect in a residential area of the city.

Police believe the suspect remains in the vicinity, and the Dallas Police Department's SWAT team is searching for him.

Brenda Salazar said she was headed to the area to visit her mother when she heard about the shooting on the radio.

Salazar said her mother was okay and was watching the news 'but this stuff happens here all the time'.

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"He went in alone and he pulled the paramedic out, placed him in his squad vehicle and drove him to Baylor Hospital", Pughes said.

The paramedic, William An, and the neighbor, whose name hasn't been released, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

During the same DPD press conference, FBI Special Agent Barrett Jackson told reporters that the FBI was investigated Brown at the time of the shooting, but declined to provide details.

Dallas police officers arrived at the scene moments later and spotted the DFR ambulance and the injured medic lying in the street.

The incident began at 11:31 a.m. on Monday when someone was reported to have been shot in the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue, near Dolphin Road and Interstate 30. The scene was near a local fire training academy east of downtown Dallas.

For several hours Monday police described the scene as "active and very unsafe".

Police spokesman Warren Mitchell says "the entire area is still active and very risky".

A suburban Dallas police chief said Monday that his department wrongly described why an officer fired into a moving vehicle and killed a black 15-year-old, after an attorney for the boy's family said officers were.

  • Megan Austin