Friday evening Dallas Police Officers were conducting a property crime investigation in the 300 block of East Brownlee Avenue.
During the course of the investigation an officer saw a shooting in progress. The officer confronted the shooting suspect, George Zapata, 24 and identified himself as a police officer. He was then immediately engaged by gunfire.
The officer, in plain clothes was driving an unmarked police vehicle and returned fire striking the suspect halting the shooter.
The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue.
Three males where taken to a local hospital where the suspect and one of his victims were pronounced deceased.
The second victim shot by the suspect is currently in stable condition at a local hospital.