Suspect shot by officer at Arlington mall

Suspect shot by officer at Arlington mall

ARLINGTON, TX (KAUZ) - Police say Parks Mall in Arlington was evacuated Sunday afternoon following an officer-involved shooting.

They say an officer at the mall initially responded to a theft report at a Sunglass Hut. Police say the suspect attempted to run away and produced an imitation or replica firearm. The officer then fired his weapon, hitting the suspect who was taken to a local hospital.

A source tells our CBS affiliate in Dallas the suspect is in critical condition.

The officer is okay, and there were no other injuries.

Police said the scene was under control but asked residents to avoid the area. The mall was closed and evacuated.

This is a developing story. Stay with 6 for updates.

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