Child sex assault suspect dies during arrest in Dallas
DALLAS - A man wanted for sexually abusing a child died in Dallas police custody.
According to the Dallas Police Department, members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force got a tip that the suspect was staying at the La Quinta Inn on John Carpenter Freeway.
As officers surrounded the suspect’s vehicle to arrest him Tuesday, he pulled out a handgun and shot himself, police said.
The suspect later died at the hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Dallas police said the district attorney’s office was notified and a special investigations unit is reviewing the case.
The suspect’s name has not yet been released.
He was facing charges for the continuous sexual abuse of a child.