DALLAS – A newlywed police officer was killed early Sunday by a suspect he was chasing on foot, authorities said.
Officer Brian Jackson and another officer went to investigate a disturbance complaint and chased a male suspect through alleys and between houses, Police Chief David Kunkle said.
During the chase, the man fired at the officers, fatally wounding Jackson, Kunkle said. The suspect, Juan Lizcano, 28, was charged with one count of capital murder and was in police custody.
Jackson, 28, was a five-year veteran of the Dallas police force and had previously served with the New York Police Department, Kunkle said. He had been married for just two months.
Jackson was the first Dallas officer killed since Oct. 23, 2002, when an off-duty officer died in a traffic accident.