Dallas ISD teacher shot and killed by DeSoto police

Police say a DeSoto man lunged at officers with what appeared to be a homemade knife before an officer fatally shot him.

Dallas ISD tells FOX 4 that a man shot and killed by DeSoto police earlier this week was a teacher.

Very little else is known about the incident that killed 47-year-old Michael Nunez.

Police haven't shared the exact location where the shooting occurred. People who live nearby didn't see or hear anything. It's unclear if body camera footage recorded it or whether it will even be released.

The district says 47-year-old Michael Nunez worked as a teacher at Moises E. Molina High School in Southwest Dallas. Police say Nunez was a burglary suspect.

Officers responded after a resident reported a burglary at their home on Polk Street.


Burglary suspect shot and killed by DeSoto police

The suspect was later identified as 47-year-old Michael Christopher Nunez.

Police say Nunez was outside the home and armed when they arrived, and one officer opened fire when he moved toward them.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is part of the police department's policy.

The Grand Prairie Police Department’s Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Team and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Division have been called in to investigate.

Police have not yet said whether they intend to release body camera footage of the incident.