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Garland suspect dead after fatally shooting bail bond agent, police say

Police say the agent was serving a warrant at a motel at the time of the incident.

GARLAND, Texas — A bail bond agent and a suspect were killed in a shooting incident in Garland on Thursday night, police say.

Police said bail agents were serving a felony warrant around 7:30 p.m. at a motel in the 6200 block of Broadway Boulevard, near Interstate 30, when the suspect shot one of them.

According to police, officers were already on their way to the scene when they were notified about the bail company serving the warrant, which was for multiple counts of sexual assault of a child. 

Police were on scene when they heard gunfire and learned one of the bail agents had been shot inside the motel room, according to a police news release.

Police then entered the motel room to help rescue the bond agent and gave the suspect multiple commands to show his hands. Officers said the suspect, who was identified as 33-year-old Juan Carlos Lopez, of Little Elm, raised his hands, holding a gun and then shot himself in the head. Police said "almost simultaneously," three Garland officers fired their weapon, also striking Lopez. 

Lopez died at the scene, while the agent was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead, police said. The identity of the agent is not being released until next of kin is notified. 

The three officers were placed on administrative leave, per department policy, as the Dallas County District Attorney's Office Public Integrity Unit investigates the police shooting. 

More information has not been released.

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