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Nov. 20, 2015
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An undercover police officer in Arlington, Texas was shot while attempting to place a GPS tracker on a person's vehicle, and the man who shot him may not even be charged.
Preliminary reports suggest the undercover officer, who was dressed in all black at the time, may have been mistaken for a car burglar.
The incident occurred yesterday morning around 6 a.m. outside a home on Wilber Street in Southwest Dallas, after the officer went to place a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle, a neighbor reportedly confronted him to ask what he was doing.
When the cop responded that he "had dropped something" the neighbor opened fire on him with an assault rifle, hitting him in his arm, leg and hand.
The undercover officer failed to identify himself as a police officer and ran away to the safety of a fellow officer's getaway vehicle, a black ford F150, which was also shot some sixteen times as they fled the scene.
Two men and one woman were seen being arrested shortly after the incident. A SWAT team then descended on the neighborhood and surrounded the home in question for hours only to drive away later "with a whimper" and make no arrests.
Former Prosecutor Toby Shook says the shooter may not face any charges as Texas' liberal gun laws allow "for the use of deadly force to stop a burglary."
"Texas law is pretty liberal in this area," he said.
Arlington police Chief Will Johnson said on twitter the undercover officer "is in good condition and good spirits."
What do you think should come of this incident, should the man be charged with attempted cop killing, or should he be given a medal for boldly defending his neighbor's property?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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