Police seal off Dallas neighborhood after pregnant woman shot

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Posted: Apr 15, 2013 2:54 PM
Police seal off Dallas neighborhood after pregnant woman shot

DALLAS (Reuters) - Police sealed off a north Dallas neighborhood on Monday as they pursued a male suspect believed to have shot and killed a pregnant woman, officials said.

The man barricaded himself in a residence half a mile from the scene of the shooting, said Sherri Jeffrey, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Police Department. The woman and her unborn child both died, Jeffrey said.

The standoff began after police pursued the suspect in a car chase on a Dallas highway. The man fired at police as he drove, and struck one officer, who was taken to a Dallas area hospital.

A spokeswoman for the Medical City Hospital said the officer was shot once in the lower abdomen but was treated and later released.

(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Editing by Scott Malone, Kevin Gray and Dale Hudson)