The officer involved in the shooting at 7400 Bonnie View Road is Officer Aaron Tolerton, 9711. He is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. He hired onto the Dallas Police Department January 7, 2009. Officer Tolerton has been placed on Administrative Leave per Departmental policy.
Original: Feb 9, 2015 @ 17:16
On February 9, 2015, at approximately 1:30pm, a uniformed officer was working an off duty job at the Flying J truck stop, located at 7400 Bonnie View Road. The officer was alerted by individuals that there was gunfire coming from the corner of Riverside and Bonnie View Road. The officer went to investigate the gunfire, when he observed an individual running in his direction, which was southbound on Bonnie View Road.
While the officer had the individual detained, a second person driving a Dodge pick-up truck jumped the curb driving toward the officer at a high rated speed. The officer perceived the speed and direction of travel of the vehicle as a threat to himself and his detainee so he discharged his weapon, striking the driver. The driver was transported to Baylor Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. We have witnesses that have stated that the driver was armed and had fired his weapon. This is an ongoing investigation. We have not determined why the operator of the vehicle was firing shots prior to his encounter with the officer, nor why he was driving in the manner that he was.
We will update you as information becomes available. There was one individual taken into custody that may be related to this incident.