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Odd 911 call leads to Dallas officer-involved shooting

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DALLAS -

Dallas police shot a man in west Dallas after a strange 911 call was made.

It happened on Chihuahua Avenue near Singleton Boulevard at around 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

The original call to the Dallas Police Department involved 15 people in the street, drinking alcohol and shooting guns.

When police arrived to 3100 block of Chihuahua Avenue, they said they found one man sitting in a vehicle.

Police said they approached the suspect who then allegedly pointed a gun at them.

"When officers arrive they observed a Latin male suspect, 46-years-old in a vehicle. They approached the vehicle when the suspect pointed a gun at one of the officers. When the suspect pointed a gun at the officers, they fired at the suspect," explains Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez with Dallas Police Department.

Police said the suspect is listed in critical condition at Parkland hospital.

The two officers were not injured. They have been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation.

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