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Officer shoots suspect at Tarrant County College parking lot

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) -

A foot chase by Grand Prairie Police ended across the border in Arlington with the suspect shot in the parking lot of a community college.

The incident started around 4:30 Thursday in Grand Prairie when a man ran away from a Target store on Watson Road along the Arlington/Grand Prairie border.

The man shoplifted unknown items from the store, and ran across the highway toward Tarrant County College's South East Campus on Southeast Parkway and New York Avenue in Arlington.

The suspect was cornered and shot in the south parking lot of the college by a Grand Prairie police officer.  When an Arlington police officer arrived he tried to begin CPR, but was unsuccessful.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer who shot the suspect was not injured.

Tarrant County College did not place the campus on lockdown, and no students were in any immediate danger.  But some students have had to remain on campus because they cannot get to their cars due to them being blocked by police.

Police remain on scene and are investigating.  Classes at the college are still in session.

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