Mesquite officer opens fire on fleeing suspect

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Posted on November 16, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 1:18 PM

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Mesquite police said a fleeing suspect was taken into custody Saturday morning after being shot by an officer.

The incident started with a report of a domestic disturbance in the 2800 block of Eastbrook Drive, police spokesman Sgt. Brian Parrish said in a written statement. Officers began pursuit of a red Dodge Charger being driven by suspect Corey Deandrea Cardell at speeds up to 90 mph.

Cardell stopped in front of the Camelot Village Apartments on U.S. 80 and ran into the complex with police behind him.

Parrish said the 34-year-old suspect commandeered a rental truck and drove toward Officer Nicolas Sierra, who fired his handgun at the suspect in self-defense. There were more than a half-dozen bullet holes in the windshield of the truck.

Cardell kept driving east and stopped at a convenience store just inside Dallas city limits at Samuell and Buckner bolulevards, where he surrendered.

Cardell was taken to Baylor University Medical Center for treatment and was later taken into custody by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.

He was cahrged with aggravated assault against a public servant; family violence; marijuana possession; evading arrest; and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

No one else was injured, Parrish said.

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