There’s been an officer-involved shooting at Dallas Love Field Airport. Witness Bryan Armstrong filmed the incident on Instagram, showing officers shooting a suspect multiple times. More details to come.
UPDATE: The Dallas Morning News reported that the man shot has been identified as Nicholas Diamond, aged 28, who was throwing rocks at a car near the baggage claim area of the airport. The car belonged to the mother of his children. As a result, law enforcement responded, Diamond charged the responding police officers and was shot:
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When the officer tried to intervene, “he was rushed by the gentleman with the rock,” [police chief Randall] Blankenbaker said. The officer moved away, but the suspect “came toward him again, so he discharged his weapon a number of times.”
Police do not think Diamond had any weapon other than the large rock. Blakenbaker said he could not comment on reports that Diamond asked the officer to shoot him.
The officer will be placed on administrative leave, following police department protocol.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown was among the commanders who went to Love Field in response to the shooting.
The gunfire occurred outside, near the curb in front of baggage claim. But passengers in the terminal heard the shots and began to run in a panic.