Man mistakes police for burglars, opens fire

A man in southeast Dallas fired shots at police officers because he said he thought they were burglars.

The officers were patrolling the area near the CF Hawn Freeway and Buckner Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

They stopped by a construction company that had a recent break-in because they saw a pickup truck driving around a fenced in area. The shots were fired as the officers began investigating.

Police said the man who opened fire was an employee of the construction company. He was keeping watch and told police he only saw shadows.

No one was hurt.

Police took the man into custody, but it is not yet clear if he will be charged.

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