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TODAY   |  January 03, 2014

Dallas attorney killed by police in shootout

Responding to a burglary call at a Dallas condominium, police found 47-year-old attorney Michael Schmidt had barricaded himself in a hallway near the lobby, where witnesses say he fired a half a dozen shots toward officers before moving toward them. Officers returned fire, killing the man.

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>> frightening scene thursday night at a dallas condominium complex that ended in the shooting death of a prominent attorney. police responded to the building on a burglary call but when they got there they found 47-year-old michael schmidt barracaded himself near the lobby.

>> we have one that's hiding. one that's hiding. we need everyone to get by the squad cars and find cover.

>> he fired a half dozen shots at the officers. at one point he moved toward them. that's when police returned fire killing the man. no officers were hurt in that incident.