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Alleged gunman killed by Dallas police in West Oak Cliff

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Dallas police shot a man in Oak Cliff and an officer was shot in the foot during an attempted arrest, a DPD spokesperson said.

Police said they were attempting to take a capital murder suspect into custody when he opened fire.

A man suspected of murder was shot and killed by Dallas police during an attempted arrest in West Oak Cliff Wednesday, and an officer was shot in the foot, law enforcement officials said.

A Dallas Police Department spokesperson said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. as the department's fugitive unit was apprehending a man accused of capital murder outside an apartment complex.

The spokesperson, Kristin Lowman, told reporters officers the man was in his car at the time. Police told the man and a driver to exit the vehicle, she said.

Lowman said the driver exited and was taken into custody, but the passenger opened fire, shooting the officer in the foot before he was hit by return fire.

Both were taken to local hospitals, where the suspect was pronounced dead, according to Dallas police.

The officer is expected to make a recovery.

Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues.