Updated April 18, 2017:
The suspect in this offense has been identified as Billy Ray Scott B/M/38. He is being charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault Public Servant and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He is still in the hospital in serious condition.
The officer involved in this incident is Officer Zachary Jones #11109. He is assigned to the Central Patrol Division and has been on the department for one and half years. Officer Jones remains on routine administrative leave at this time.
We have conducted a review as to why the vehicle did not shut down as planned. We have made corrections to make sure this issue does not occur again. Due to the sensitivity of the bait car program, we will not be able to discuss the specifics about the technical issue.
On April 17, 2017 at about 2:00 a.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a bait car activation in the 300 block of N. Walton Street. Officers got into a brief pursuit with the suspect, a 38 to 40-year-old Black male, which ended in Fair Park. The suspect intentionally rammed the police squad car and one officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to the hospital in critical condition. No officers were injured during this incident. This offense is documented on case number 085371-2017.