Dallas police kill resident during burglary call

1/3/2014

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police fatally shot a resident of a high-rise apartment complex after he opened fire on officers responding to a burglary call.

Police identified the man as Dallas lawyer Michael Schmidt and said he was killed early Thursday in the Uptown neighborhood. No officers were hurt during the gunfire that shattered lobby windows of the luxury Glass House residences.

Deputy police Chief Gil Garza says Schmidt told a building employee that his apartment was being burglarized. The worker called police. Authorities say the 47-year-old Schmidt then barricaded himself in a hallway near the lobby until officers arrived.

Police are trying to determine why he shot at officers, who then returned fire. Schmidt died at the scene. Police say a weapon has been recovered.

Further details weren't immediately released.


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