Off-duty Dallas officer shot twice, suspect sought

October 9, 2012 6:40:40 AM PDT
An off-duty Dallas officer working security at an apartment complex has been shot twice and police are looking for the attacker.

Police Chief David Brown said Tuesday that Officer Matthew Wagner has been taken to a hospital and is expected to recover. Wagner was shot in the arm and the torso around midnight Monday.

Investigators say Wagner and another off-duty officer were questioning a man in a van when a struggle broke out and the suspect began firing. The second officer was unharmed, put Wagner into a patrol car and drove the wounded officer to a hospital.

Police have recovered a gun allegedly used in the shooting and secured the van.

Further details were not immediately available.


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