Update: January 20, 2016 @ 10:10 a.m.
The subject in yesterday’s officer-involved shooting in Dallas by Forney and Mesquite police has been identified as Gary Wayne Jones W/M/ 2/1/79
We will continue to provide updates and information as it becomes available and appropriate for release.
Original Post: January 19, 2016 @ 8:49 a.m.
On January 19, 2016, shortly after 4:00 a.m., Forney Police officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call at 752 Pinson Road in Forney, Texas.
When Forney officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle fled. Shortly thereafter, Mesquite Police and Dallas Sheriff’s officers became involved in the vehicle pursuit. The three agencies chased the suspect into the City of Dallas. At some point during the chase, two females jumped out of the suspect vehicle; they were taken into custody.
The driver of the suspect vehicle, now alone in the car, continued to flee police until stopping in the 1100 block of Riverwood Road in Dallas, Texas. According to witnesses, upon stopping his vehicle, the suspect got out of his car and began shooting at officers, striking a Forney Police squad car. Officers from the Forney Police Department and Mesquite Police Department returned fire at the suspect striking and killing him; there were no other injuries.
The Dallas Police Department will conduct the investigation and will provide additional details as they become available and appropriate for release.