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A 24-year-old Burglary Suspect is Allegedly Shot and Killed by Police in a Dallas, Texas, SuburbFriday, December 22nd, 2017
Twenty-four-year-old Shaquille Rogers was killed in an alleged police-involved shooting on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in The Colony, Texas, which is a Dallas suburb. Officers with The Colony Police Department responded to a call about a burglary at approximately 6 p.m. Their investigation ended with one suspect having fled the scene and a knife-wielding suspect allegedly being killed by police gunfire.
A news crew reported that a homeowner and her daughter were in their home when a back patio door was smashed with a cinderblock by burglars. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said they saw one of the men grab one of her kitchen knives from the counter. At that time, she and her daughter ran out of the house. When police officers arrived to the scene, they discovered two men inside the home.
One of the suspects ran away into a back alley. The other suspect stayed in the home. According to The Colony Police Department Officer Rick De la Cruz, police officers approached the suspect, who was later identified as Rogers. Rogers was holding a knife and walked toward the police. To defend themselves and in fear for their lives, the officers fired their service weapons. Aid was immediately rendered, but Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second suspect who ran away has not been apprehended. Police officers said they didn’t get a good enough look at the man to provide an accurate description.
No officers were injured in the incident. The alleged police shooting is being investigated by the Texas Rangers, which is standard procedure.
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