Update to the officer-involved shooting at 3600 Penelope Street on August 27, 2015.
The deceased subject is:
Bertrand Davis B/M 5-7-1972
The following officer discharged his Taser and his weapon:
P.O. Matthew Terry #8915 W/M 8 years 11 months Metro
The following officers discharged their Tasers:
Sr. Cpl. Scott Neal #9065 W/M 8 years 5 months Metro
P.O. Rory Jones #9804 B/M 30 years 7 months Southeast Patrol
The following officers were involved in attempting to arrest the subject:
P.O. Tyler Mills #9830 W/M 6 years 4 months Southeast CRT
P.O. Joe King #7482 L/M 18 years 7 months Southeast CRT
Sr. Cpl. Lucas Flores III #5946 L/M 26 years 7 months Southeast Patrol
P.O. Bryan Joseph #9479 B/M 7 years 3 months Southeast Patrol
P.O. Kevin Thomas #10816 B/M 1 year 3 months Southeast Patrol
P.O. Rachel Rice #10869 W/F 1 year Southeast Patrol
The involved officers have not yet been interviewed. The officer who discharged his weapon has been placed on routine administrative leave per policy. The investigation is on-going and we anticipate being able to release a more complete account of what occurred in the coming days.
Anyone with additional information about the incident or cell phone video is encouraged to contact the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigative Unit at 214.671.3584.
ORIGINAL POST DATE : August 27, 2015
On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at approximately 1:30 PM, officers responded to a call regarding a robbery in progress in the 3600 block of Penelope Street. The call sheet officers received indicated that suspect might be armed. A subsequent call sheet indicated there was also a fire at the location. Dallas Fire Rescue and Dallas Police arrived at the location.
Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect in the corner of a vacant lot near the call location. Officers approached the suspect to identify him. The officers gave loud verbal commands ordering the suspect to show his hands. The suspect did not comply. The suspect threw some of his personal items at the officers and a struggle ensued. The suspect then fled from police in an attempt to get in a vehicle.
Additional officers arrived at the scene, at which time a Taser was deployed, striking the suspect. The Taser was ineffective and the suspect continued to resist officers. The struggle continued and the suspect was able to make entry into his vehicle. One of the officers involved in the struggle discharged his weapon, striking the suspect one time. Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
This incident remains under investigation. Per policy, the officer will be placed on routine administrative leave and the Dallas District Attorney’s Office is conducting a concurrent investigation of this incident. Notification has been made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Dallas Office.
Notification of next of kin has not been made.
The suspect has an extensive criminal history involving violent crimes and drug possession.