Police: Eight-Year-Old Dead In Dallas Murder Suicide

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - An eight-year-old Dallas girl is dead in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Dallas Police were called to a home in southern Oak Cliff  on Highcrest Drive shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, a 35-year-old woman barricaded herself inside the home with her two children, a 12-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl.

The boy was able to escape the home unharmed around 3:00 a.m, according to Dallas Police. 

Later in the morning, as SWAT entered the home, the woman fired shots grazing one of the officers in the arm. Police retreated without returning fire and repositioned outside the home.

When they entered a second time, shortly after nine this morning, they found the woman and her 8-year-old daughter dead.

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