Shootout suspect identified

Published 7:53 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

A domestic violence suspect that was shot and injured Monday morning while allegedly exchanging gunfire with Selma police officers has been identified.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson identified the 29-year-old as Maurice Mixon, who could face attempted murder charges for allegedly opening fire on responding officers.

The shootout happened when officers were responding a domestic violence assault call on the 3000 block of Perham Avenue. The call came in around 1:10 a.m.

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According to interim Selma Police Chief Johnny King, the responding officers were advised a female victim was being assaulted by her boyfriend.

Officers surrounded the home and after hearing a verbal altercation inside the Perham Avenue residence, they made entry through the front door.

Mixon allegedly came out the back door and started firing a weapon at the officers. Shots were returned, and Mixon was struck, according to King.

King would not release details of Mixon’s injuries. He was transported to an “out of county” medical facility for treatment. The officers were not injured.

“By the grace of God, the officers weren’t injured by the gun fire,” King said Monday.

The State Bureau of Investigation was notified of the incident, and investigators responded to the scene. Per protocol, the SBI is investigating the shooting. It is unclear how long the officers involved have been with the department.

They have been placed on administrative leave with pay while an investigation is conducted. Once completed, the findings will be handed over to District Attorney Michael Jackson’s office.

“We’ll present it to the grand jury once we get the final report from SBI,” Jackson said.

Jackson said Wednesday that Mixon is expected to survive. He said Mixon would be charged once he is released from the hospital.

“When he is released, we’re more than likely going to charge him,” King said.

Mixon also faces charges for domestic violence assault. It was not released if the female victim was injured.