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Man Killed by Grand Prairie Police Officer Had Grabbed Gun from Car

A 31-year-old man from Dallas is dead after being shot by a Grand Prairie TX Police Officer July 13th.

According to a Grand Prairie Police press release, Officers responded to a welfare check call at a residence on the 2200 block of Sara Jane Parkway where the caller reported she was afraid for her daughter's safety due to previous domestic violence instances involving the suspect, 31-year-old Romayne Manuel.

The caller also claimed that Manuel that arrived at her daughter's home in a car that he had stolen during a previous domestic violence incident.  

When Officers arrived at the location, they found Manuel, but he refused the officer's instructions and fled toward the stolen vehicle. As officers tried to physically detain him, Manuel opened a driver's side seat and retrieved a handgun. An officer then shot Manuel who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

The Dallas County District Attorney's Office Officer-Involved Shooting Team responded to the scene and is conducting an independent investigation and the officers involved have been placed on routine administrative leave

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