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Man kills female supervisor, then himself at Dallas office tower near High Five

As reported from Dallas Morning News

A man fatally shot his female supervisor, then killed himself Monday morning at an office tower in Lake Highlands, near the High Five.

Dozens of officers — including a SWAT team — responded to the the building along LBJ Freeway, near Schroeder Road, as workers evacuated from the building about 10:45 a.m. Monday.

 Assistant police Chief Randall Blankenbaker said the man came into the office and shot the woman before killing himself. Neither person’s identity has been released.
Police shot a locked glass door with a shotgun to get into the office — the only shot fired by police, Blankenbaker said. One officer suffered a minor injury from broken glass during the incident and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Officers found the man and woman dead in a meeting room in that office.

SWAT officers searched the building floor by floor to make sure there were no other gunmen and to evacuate everyone who had taken shelter indoors. The building was declared safe at 12:49 p.m., police said.

Mary Jo Nsuk, who works in the building, stood in the parking lot shoeless just before noon. She was on the 10th floor when she heard a commotion coming from below and heard police say, “Come out with your hands up.”

About five minutes later, policecame to the door to escort her downstairs,  saying, “Get out of the office, come on.” She left her belongings, including her cellphone and shoes, behind.

“Police were doing their best to make sure all floors were clear,” she said. “They protected people with shields and a cop was facing backwards when they were trying to get us downstairs.”

Brandee Love and Bailee Christian, who also work on the 10th floor, said they heard a number of shots and then screams.

A short time later, SWAT officers escorted them down a stairwell and out of the building. One officer’s arm was bleeding, they said.

The company that manages the building, Boxer Property, said on Twitter that its thoughts and prayers were with everyone involved.

Authorities have closed the eastbound LBJ service road while police investigate.

One of the deceased is believed to be from the Sulphur Springs area.

Author: KSST Webmaster

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