El Centro College police officer shot in downtown Dallas

Transportation officers patrolling a nearby train station responded to gunfire

An El Centro College police officer was wounded in a shootout near a 7-Eleven store in downtown Dallas Thursday evening, according to authorities.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers were patrolling near the West End Station when shots rang out around 6:30 p.m. on North Austin Street,  according to a DART spokesman. The El Centro campus is just across the street.

The El Centro officer and a suspect "were engaged in a disturbance regarding a vehicle," according to the Dallas Police Department. The suspect had a warrant out for his arrest. When police tried to take him into custody, he allegedly resisted.

Then gunshots rang out -- striking both the officer and the suspect.

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The DART officers found the wounded El Centro officer, who was taken to Baylor Hospital just up the road. He was in stable condition.

The suspect also was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to Dallas police.

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The DART spokesman said that the shooting did not happen on DART property and that Dallas Police were leading the investigation.