Officer-Involved Shooting in Dallas Leaves Suspect Dead

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DALLAS -- A chaotic scene unfolded Wednesday afternoon in Oak Cliff as Dallas police brought in the SWAT team to deal with someone who -- they thought -- was barricaded in a house on Virginia Blvd.

According to police, the whole situation started because of a carjacking.

"While the plain clothed officer was in the 3500 block of Virginia Boulevard, he observed the vehicle that was taken in the carjacking," said Major Jimmy Vaughn. "At this point - the driver of the vehicle got out of the driver's side, approached the deployment officer armed with a handgun. The officer discharged his duty weapon striking the individual, who died as a result of his injuries."

That suspect was ID'd as 24-year-old Anthony Garcia. So what about the second suspect?? Police say that it was all a misunderstanding.

"During the course of this investigation, our swat team was notified due to the possibility of a second individual that entered a nearby residence. And it was determined there were no additional persons inside that residence," said Major Vaughn.

No officers were injured in the incident, but they say their investigation into what happened, and why will continue.

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