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Reward increased for information on shooting; suspect's vehicle has light-up Mercedes Benz emblem

The shooting occurred around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, May 17.
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A $5,000 reward for information was announced Tuesday related to a shooting involving a suspect who was driving a Mercedes SUV and shot a police officer during a traffic stop May 17, officials said.

The National Police Association announced the $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person involved.

On May 17, the Dallas police officer stopped the vehicle around 10:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of Carpenter Avenue near South Malcolm X Boulevard. 

A passenger in the front of the SUV pointed a firearm out the window and shot toward the officer. The officer shot back, and SUV drove away, police said. 

The officer was not struck by gunfire. Police officials said it's unknown if the suspects or the vehicle were struck after the officer shot back. 

The suspect vehicle has a lighted front Mercedes Benz emblem on the front grill when the headlights were on, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the identity of the occupants inside the SUV can contact Dallas Police Detective Brewster Billings at 214- 283-4805 or 214-671-3083 or email brewster.billings@dallascityhall.com.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information leading to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense is eligible for a reward up to $5,000.

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