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Dec 25, 2013 8:55 PM

North Texas Officers Injured in Shootout

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Two suburban Dallas police officers are wounded after shooting broke out during a standoff with a suspect.

Grand Prairie police confronted a man Wednesday afternoon after an overnight incident in which a person opened fire on a police officer. Police spokesman Lyle Gensler said that when officers approached the man, he immediately opened fire and fled toward a field. Two officers were wounded superficially.

Gensler says the man did not follow commands to give up his weapon and was walking toward a residential area when officers on scene decided to shoot and incapacitate him.

Gensler says the man was airlifted to a Dallas hospital, where his condition is unknown.

Police believe the same man opened fire in the overnight incident, but have not yet confirmed that.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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