- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - An off-duty Dallas police officer has shot an armed shoplifting suspect after a struggle that left the officer stabbed in the hand.

Dallas police say the officer and the suspect were transported to hospitals following the altercation early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart.

The officer, who was working security, was listed in stable condition. The suspect was also stable and being treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.

Investigators say a worker notified the officer that a shopper was trying to leave without paying for some items. The officer confronted the suspect at the front entrance, the suspect pulled a knife and the pair struggled.

The officer was stabbed, then shot the suspect.

Names of the officer and the suspect weren’t immediately released.

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