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Texas gunman shoots woman, then police wound him

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ADDISON, Texas — A man fatally shot and stabbed a woman inside a suburban Dallas office building Thursday before he was critically wounded by police gunfire.

Witnesses said they heard several shots in the first-floor office in Addison, some 10 miles north of Dallas. Police said they found the man, Todd Caro, 35, still inside and shot him during a confrontation.

Police said Caro knew his victim, Misty Dixon Acevedo, 26.

"Investigators are trying to determine what that relationship was," Officer Brad Freis said.

The victim died at RHD Memorial Medical Center of multiple gunshot and stab wounds, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Runnels said.

The man was in critical condition at Baylor Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Kathryn Goldstein said. He has been arrested, but police were conferring with the district attorney to determine charges.

The shooting occurred at Manley Pro-Link Financial Services.

"I just heard the gunshots and the cops got in there and took care of business," said Michael Pointer, who works nearby. "It was pretty scary. We all stayed in our offices."

The office building was closed after the shooting.

The Texas Rangers have begun a routine investigation into the police officers' role in the shooting, Freis said.