DPD Investigates Mesquite PD Officer Involved Shooting 


On October 5, 2019, at about 3:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Lovett Avenue regarding an assist officer request by Mesquite Police. The preliminary investigation revealed that Mesquite Police initiated a pursuit of a stolen vehicle within the city limits of Mesquite. The pursuit crossed into the city limits of Dallas. Once inside the city limits of Dallas, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Mesquite police chased the driver into the backyard of a residence in the 6000 block of Lovett Avenue. Mesquite PD observed the suspect with a handgun and shots were fired by Mesquite PD.  The driver was struck. Officers rendered emergency aid. The suspect was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. No officers were injured. A gun was recovered. For charges related to the incident please contact Mesquite PD. Dallas officers did not fire their weapons. The incident is documented on case number 203015-2019. The investigation is ongoing.