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Dallas woman shoots at police officer

Nov. 3, 2010 at 6:25 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Dallas police say they arrested a woman who allegedly shot at an officer investigating a home invasion robbery at the house next door.

Josefina Lira, 27, was booked into Dallas County Jail on one count of deadly conduct, a third-degree felony, for the 11:20 p.m. Tuesday incident, The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday.

Lira told police 3 hours earlier three alleged intruders identifying themselves as Dallas policemen and dressed in raid gear and police logos broke through a glass door at her family's home next door.

After forcing two residents to the floor, one alleged assailant pistol-whipped a 23-year-old occupant in the face before taking off with a flat-screen television, a video game console and identification documents including a Mexican consular card, passport and a visa, the newspaper said.

The robbers then fled in a SUV.

Lira told police when she saw officers at the house again later that night she thought the robbers had returned.

The injured man was taken to Baylor University Medical Center with a laceration near his right eye.

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