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DALLAS, Texas — UPDATE [May 18] — In an update Monday afternoon, the Dallas Police Department identified the suspect as 23-year-old Gamaliel Sanchez.

ORIGINAL [May 17] — A Dallas Police Department officer was shot in the hand during a traffic stop with a known fugitive on Saturday night, according to the department.

The suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 16, 2020, Dallas police officers observed the subject, who they knew to be wanted on two felony warrants, in the 2100 block of South Westmoreland Road.

The officers attempted a traffic stop on the suspect's pickup truck when he fled northbound in the southbound lanes of South Westmoreland road and, a short time later, struck another occupied vehicle near the Texas Drive intersection.

Police say the suspect exited his truck, exchanged gunfire with the uniformed officers, and fled on foot.

A Dallas Police Department officer sustained a gunshot wound to the hand. The uninjured officer remained at the scene, called for assistance, and provided medical attention to the injured officer.

"When additional officers arrived, they began searching the area and subsequently located the suspect in a back yard of a residence with what appears to be a self inflicted gunshot wound," read a statement from the department.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The injured officer was also transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing.

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