Man pulls fake gun on officers in Arlington

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ARLINGTON, Tex. (KBTX) - A suspected shoplifter is in the hospital this morning after he tried to scare police with a fake gun.

The shooting happened at the Parks Mall in Arlington Sunday.

An officer was responding to a report that someone was stealing from a store.

The officer chased the suspect who then pulled out a fake gun.

So then opened fire, assuming the gun was real.

No one else was hurt in the shooting.