UPDATE: No video in deadly officer involved shooting in Carrollton

Officer kills man accused of sex trafficking

CARROLLTON -- Police confirmed late Wednesday that no officers involved in the deadly shooting of a wanted convicted felon were wearing body cameras.

Malcolm Hickson, 25, was shot and killed Wednesday morning after being linked to sex trafficking in Carrollton.

Police say the shooting took place Wednesday at about 8:30 a.m. at the InTown Suites at 1240 West Trinity Mills Road, along President George Bush Turnpike, near Dickerson Parkway.

Hickson had prior convictions for robbery, firearm theft and criminal trespass.  Carrollton Police say he was wanted on a domestic violence warrant for alleging strangling a girlfriend last week.

A woman came to the police station early Wednesday morning, distraught, saying Hickson was holding her against her will at the motel, and forcing her to have sex with other men, according to Carrollton Police media specialist Jolene DeVito.

The woman managed to escape when the suspect left briefly.

“She was obviously shaken,” DeVito said. ”We’re very grateful that she was brave enough to get away and to come to the right place for help.”

Even before the woman came forward, detectives say they were actively searching for Hickson to serve a felony warrant for assault family violence/strangulation in relation to an incident last week with another woman.

Police described Hickson, who has multiple felony convictions, as dangerous, so the department sent the SWAT team out to serve the warrant.

SWAT hid outside the motel for hours, waiting for Hickson to come out.

They spotted a second woman, who seemed to be there willingly, leave the motel room to look for something inside a white Mercedes SUV. They took her into custody without incident to interview her and make sure she was OK.

According to police, Hickson walked into the parking lot to come out to look for her, and that’s when SWAT moved in.  It was clear he had a gun in his waistband, police say.

Hickson first complied with commands to put his hands up, but then, police say, he reached for his gun and an officer shot him once in the upper chest.

Hickson died at Baylor Carrollton after being transported.

Natalie Hickson says her son was not involved in sex trafficking and the woman involved in the incident had willingly lived with her and her son for more than a month.

The officer who shot Hickson is a nine-year veteran of the force in a supervisor position, and is also a Marine veteran, according to DeVito. He is on paid administrative leave while police investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Police are looking to see if there’s any video that will help in this investigation.

No officers were injured.

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