- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area traffic stop has led to officers fatally shooting an armed driver who aimed a gun at himself before pointing the weapon at police.

Mesquite police say the incident happened before dawn Friday along a busy freeway. No officers were hurt.

Mesquite police Lt. Brian Parrish says 29-year-old Mario Martinez late Thursday night ran a red light, then drove through a stop sign. Officers chased the car, leading to a stop along Interstate 635. Police negotiated with the 29-year-old Martinez for more than an hour.

The driver got out of his car, pointed a gun at his head and then turned the weapon toward officers.

Parrish says a Texas trooper and two officers opened fire, killing Martinez.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide