MESQUITE, Texas - Mesquite police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting.
It happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex off Interstate 30 near the LBJ Freeway.
An officer spotted a car matching the description of a suspect with an active warrant from a nearby city.
When he approached the car, the suspect, identified as 40-year-old Joseph Wayne Butler, got out and ran away.
During the chase, police said Butler pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the officer.
That’s when the officer returned fire, hitting the suspect.
Butler was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
The officer was not hurt.
The identity of the officer has not yet been released.