Officer Involved Shooting on N. Bishop Avenue

Update: July 9, 2015 at 1:29 PM:

The following Dallas Police Officers discharged their weapons in the July 7, 2015, shooting at 1100 North Bishop Avenue.  All have been placed on routine Administrative Leave per Departmental policy. 

Detective Robert Cummings, Sex Offender Apprehension Program: W/M 29 years, 10 months service

Senior Corporal Lonnie Howard, Metro: W/M 16 years, 4 months service

Senior Corporal Stephen Prince, Metro: W/M 8 years, 2 months service

Police Officer Matthew Hooker, Metro: NA (Native-American)/M 8 years, 6 months service

Update: July 7, 2015 at 9:07 PM

The suspect involved in the Officer Involved Shooting from earlier today is Joe Cody W/M/10-7-55. There are no further updates at this time.


On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Dallas Police Crime Stoppers received a tip regarding the whereabouts of a wanted known sex offender, described as a White male, 59 years of age.

Members of the department’s Sex Offender Apprehension Team (SOAP) along with uniformed officers of the METRO Unit responded to the tip, in an attempt to locate the suspect.

Members of the SOAP Team located the alleged suspect walking in the 1200 block of North Bishop Avenue. Uniformed officers of the METRO Unit responded to the location to make contact with the suspect.

At approximately 1:27 p.m., as officers were approaching the suspect, he produced and displayed a handgun. The officers gave him verbal commands to drop the gun. The suspect did not comply, forcing the officers to discharge their weapons. Preliminary witness statements support this account. A handgun was located at the scene.

The suspect was struck and was deceased at the scene. None of the officers were injured.

At this time, a total of four officers (3 METRO, 1 SOAP) are believed to have discharged their weapons. The case will be investigated by the Department’s Special Investigations Unit.

The next of kin has not been made.