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DeSoto police officer shoots robbery suspect dead

Police said the man was armed but did not say what he was carrying.

DeSoto, Texas — Investigation is ongoing after the incident. desoto police Police shot dead a 47-year-old man accused of robbery at his home Monday morning, officials said.

Police said they responded after a resident reported a robbery at their home on the 300 block of Polk Street around 11:38 am. Residents also reported the man was armed with “unknown items,” police said.

Police said officers spotted the man outside the home and the man “made his way towards the officers.”

DeSoto Police Chief Joe Costa told WFAA on Wednesday that the item was a “sharp object” but did not elaborate further on the weapon.

Grand Prairie Police, who were asked to lead the investigation, said the man had a “homemade edged object resembling a knife.”

The man allegedly lunged at officers during the incident, according to Grand Prairie Police. Officers shot and killed the man, police said.

Costa also said the officer’s body camera footage would eventually be released, and said there was no apparent connection between the man and the person he was accused of entering the home.

The man was later identified as Michael Christopher Nunez, a teacher at Moises E. Molina High School in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood, according to the Dallas ISD.

The 47-year-old was teaching special education, according to the school district.

Nunez has been teaching since 2003 and retired in 2020, returning to the district in August 2022.

The school district said Nunez did not teach a full class, but worked with individual students, and those students had already been assigned a new teacher.

The officer was put on leave of absence in accordance with department policy, police said.

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