Police in Arlington, Texas, said the suspect's firearm turned out to be a replica pistol.
The confrontation happened at The Parks at Arlington Sunday afternoon. It all started when police say the man stole sunglasses from a store.
In images of the confrontation, officers appeared to have the suspect surrounded on an escalator. That was when police say he pulled out what looked like a real gun.
The suspect was sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The shopping center was evacuated and closed for the rest of the day.
We are working an incident at Parks Mall involving an officer-involved shooting. One suspect involved. No suspects outstanding. This is NOT an active shooter incident. It’s related to an offense. @ArlingtonParks Mall is being evacuated by security. Incident under control. pic.twitter.com/QHgPdQlRX6— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) November 26, 2017
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