On June 24, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Dallas officers responded to a major disturbance call at a community center located in the 4200 block of Tioga Street. When the officers arrived, there were several hundred teenage party goers hanging inside and outside of the community center. The officers entered the community center to disperse the crowd. While inside the facility, the officers heard multiple shots being fired from outside of the facility. The officers called for additional officers to respond with emergency lights and sirens.
When the officers went outside, they found a 17 year old male victim injured from an apparent gunshot. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he is being treated.
After the additional officers arrived, they immediately began dispersing the large crowd and investigating the aggravated assault. After approximately 40 minutes had passed and the crowd dispersed, the officers were preparing to leave the scene when they were approached by teenage witnesses who claimed that the victim was shot by one of the initial responding officers on the scene. Supervisors immediately began handling the shooting incident like an officer involved shooting and made the appropriate notifications. The Special Investigations Unit responded. No physical evidence has been found to support the claim. This is an ongoing investigation and will be documented on case number 153297-2016.