Officer-involved shooting during commercial alarm call

An off-duty Arlington police officer came across a commercial alarm at an apartment complex-business office located in the 5900 block of Valley Creek Lane shortly before 6 am today. The officer noticed that the front door to the management office was ajar and saw a burglary suspect inside. The officer confronted the suspect who refused to comply with commands. This led to a confrontation that resulted in the officer firing their weapon.

The suspect was believed to be shot by the officer and fled to a nearby car and drove away from the location. He was stopped nearby by officers responding to the initial scene. The suspect had injuries and was driven by ambulance to Medical Center of Arlington with non-life threatening injuries.

The involved officer has been placed on routine administrative leave as the department conducts a thorough review and investigation into this incident.

Report # 140010854