Suspect shot, Dallas officer injured during pursuit of robbery suspects



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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM

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DALLAS - The pursuit of several robbery suspects left one suspect shot in the leg and a Dallas police officer with a serious gash in his arm late Tuesday night.

The men were wanted for robbing a 61-year-old woman at an ATM on Greenville Avenue.

The officer called for help after slicing his arm open on a fence while chasing several suspects near Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue about 10 p.m.

As police swarmed the scene, the suspects escaped and drove south about one mile on Greenville Avenue to Winton Street just south of Mockingbird. Once on Winston Street, the suspects bailed from the car and hid in an alley.

Dallas police said Sr. Cpl. Steven Hodack shot one suspect in the leg after he pointed something at him and threatened to kill him in the backyard of a house, police said. Coincidentally, it happened at the home of News 8 photojournalist David Cejka.

Cejka said he heard noise in his backyard, opened his door and was told by officers to go back inside his home. Moments later, there was a knock at Cejka's front door and several more officers entered.

The suspect, 29-year-old Parish Kimble, was taken away handcuffed on a stretcher. He is a convicted felon with prior history of stealing cars and running from police.

In all, police captured three suspects, including the one who was shot. One of the other suspects was taken into custody was a juvenile.

The officer who cut his arm open on a fence faced severe enough injuries that colleagues wrapped him in a tourniquet before Dallas Fire-Rescue took him to Presbyterian Hospital. 

The suspects were wanted for a robbery on Greenville Avenue earlier in the evening. One remains at large.

WFAA-TV's Rebecca Lopez contributed to this report