Dallas high school teacher fatally shot by police officer in DeSoto burglary investigation
A Dallas ISD employee was fatally shot by a police officer on Monday morning in connection to a burglary investigation, according to the DeSoto Police Department.
The burglary suspect has been identified as Michael Christopher Nunez, 47, who was a teacher at Moises E. Molina High School in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, according to police.
Police responded to a call at 11:40 a.m. Monday from a resident reporting a burglary at their home on the 300 block of Polk Street in DeSoto.
A man had entered the caller’s residence with an “unknown item,” the caller told a 911 dispatcher.
Police said they found Nunez outside of the home. They said that Nunez was armed but did not specify what he was armed with. An officer fired at Nunez as he advanced toward the officer, according to police.
The Grand Prairie Police Department’s Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Team and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Division were contacted by DeSoto police to conduct the investigation involving the officer.
The DeSoto officer who shot Nunez has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.