Dallas Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

DALLAS (AP) - A 28-year-old man has been charged with capital
murder in the fatal shooting of a Dallas police officer this
morning.

Police Chief David Kunkle says Officer Brian Jackson was
pronounced dead at 3:52 a-m- at Baylor Medical Center. He was 28.

Jackson and another officer were investigating a disturbance
call in East Dallas when suspect Juan Lizcano fired at them during
a chase. One of the shots fatally hit Jackson under the arm.

Lizcano was not injured in the shootout. He remains in police
custody.

Jackson was a five-year veteran of the police force. He was a
native of Rhode Island and had previously served with the New York
City Police Department.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne. They had been married two
months.

Kunkle was visibly emotional during a press conference
announcing the death.

Jackson was the first Dallas officer killed since October 2002.
Off-duty Officer Patrick Metzler died when an S-U-V- slammed into
the back of his police cruise, which burst into flames.


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