Shooting Outside Baggage Claim Rocks Dallas Airport
A shooting outside Dallas Love Field Airport’s baggage claim took place Friday afternoon.
An officer fired at a man in front of witnesses, one of whom said that the man who was shot appeared to be going toward the officer with a rock.
Video of the incident, featuring nine shots, shows the intensity of the situation and the officer ordering the man to get down while a startled public looked on in disbelief and fear.
The Dallas Morning News reports the shooting came after an altercation between the man and a woman after the man was spotted throwing rocks at her car. It’s believed the man is the father of the woman’s child and that he attempted to “lunge” at cops while they tried to diffuse the situation.
The victim was taken to a hospital while no officer was injured.
Parts of the airport had to be shut down after the shooting, leading to confusion.
Chaos here at Love Field. TSA lines closed. pic.twitter.com/sD4nFWlIx6
— Claire Ballor (@claireballor) June 10, 2016