- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - Police in Dallas say a gunman who had moments earlier fatally shot a man was himself killed by an officer who was in the area responding to a separate call.

The unidentified officer was in plain clothes Friday evening investigating a property crime when he heard gunfire nearby.

The officer confronted the gunman, later identified by authorities as 24-year-old George Zapata, and exchanged gunfire with him.

Zapata died in the exchange and the officer was injured. Deputy Chief Thomas Castro declined to say whether the officer was struck by gunfire or injured in some other way. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and later released.

Authorities say Zapata also shot a second man, who was listed in stable condition Saturday at a hospital.

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