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Report: Highland Park police shot suspect in the back

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A man shot and killed by Highland Park police this summer was shot in the back and the leg, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

In June, officers went after 32-year-old David Hartman after police said they got a phone call from a woman who said she thought a man on a green motorcycle was following her.

Officers spotted a similar motorcycle in a parking lot near Mockingbird Lane and Airline Road.

After confirming the motorcycle was stolen, police took the driver into custody.

A witness said police put the suspect in a headlock and took him to the ground, where he was handcuffed and placed in a police SUV.

Police said the suspect produced a gun and shot the window out of the SUV. That's when, according to police, the two officers returned fire.

The medical examiner confirmed he was shot two times in the back and once in the leg.

The autopsy report also shows he had methamphetamines in his system.

Highland Park police declined to comment on the medical examiner's report.

The case is expected to be presented to a grand jury.

Over the summer it prompted an official letter from the city of Highland Park to residents.

Hartman's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.


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