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Paris police: Questions linger after fatal gunfire

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Paris police said a woman at this home was shot and her assailant died of a gunshot would on March 2, 2019. (KTEN) Paris police said a woman at this home was shot and her assailant died of a gunshot would on March 2, 2019. (KTEN)

PARIS, Texas -- Neighbors say they're stunned after a woman was shot and a man died after a struggle with police officers on Saturday morning.

"It is a sad situation with what happened for both families," said a woman who lives nearby who asked not to be identified.

Police said 26-year-old QuaDrea Quinton Dillard shot a woman at a residence in the 1900 block of Fairfax Street, then apparently shot himself after trying to grab a gun from officers responding to the call for help from the victim.

"I think it's still very complicated about why he chose to go in that house in start shooting people," police Chief Bob Hundley said. 

A man who lived a the address was trying to restrain Dillard when police arrived. The chief said the officers struggled with the gunman as they tried to secure his weapon and keep him from shooting anyone else.

"The gun goes off and strikes the individual that had a hold of the gun," Hundley said.

The chief said the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave while the Texas Rangers investigate. They're still not sure of a motive.

"The neighborhood is a safe neighborhood," said the resident we spoke with. "This is not something that really happens around here."

Hundley said the woman who was shot is expected to recover from her wounds.

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