Man shot fatally on Chicago-bound Amtrak train

December 6, 2011 11:24:33 AM PST
One person was shot and killed, and two others wounded after a shooting on aboard a Chicago-bound Amtrak train in Dallas, Texas.

Police say a narcotics suspect was fatally shot by a plainclothes officer at the Dallas Union Station. The officer and a bystander were also wounded. They are expected to be okay.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Monday aboard the Texas Eagle, which was awaiting departure for Chicago.

Three plainclothes officers were performing an inspection when they found a suspicious man aboard the train, said police Lt. Scott Walton. The officers confronted the suspect, who drew a handgun and opened fire, Walton said. An officer returned fire, killing the man.

The wounded officer and bystander, who also was a passenger, were taken to Baylor University Medical Center. The wounds suffered by the officer and nearby male passenger were not life-threatening, said Walton, a Dallas police spokesman. He did not release additional details about the wounds.

A Dallas police statement identified the wounded officer as Sr. Cpl. Samuel Hussey, a 22-year veteran of the force assigned to the Dallas Police Department's Narcotics Division.

The identities of the dead suspect and wounded bystander were being withheld, Walton said.

A passenger seated about five rows behind the suspect said there was little warning before the gunfire began.

"I was looking down at my phone and all of the sudden I heard, `Get off me; get off me,' and then `pop, pop, pop, pop,"' Jonathan Beaubien told WFAA-TV of Dallas and Fort Worth. "I hit the ground and then ran off the train."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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