Updated June 4, 2021, at 9:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, just after 10:30 a.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, which is a multiagency task force, and Dallas patrol officers were executing a murder arrest warrant in the 4500 block of Humphrey Drive. As they arrived at the residence, officers encountered 28-year-old Julio Guerrero. During the encounter, a plainclothes Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy stated Suspect Guerrero fired his weapon at him as he fired his weapon in return. The uniformed Dallas police patrol officer stated that when he encountered Suspect Guerrero, the suspect pointed a firearm at him, which led to him to discharge his weapon. No law enforcement officers nor Suspect Guerrero sustained injuries during this incident. This investigation is being conducted by the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office also responded to the location to conduct an independent investigation. In an effort to be transparent, the Dallas Police Department is releasing the body-worn camera footage from the canine officer on scene and the patrol officer who fired his weapon.
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, just after 10:30 a.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, which is a multiagency task force, and Dallas patrol officers were executing a murder arrest warrant in the 4500 block of Humphrey Drive. As they arrived at the residence, officers encountered the adult male suspect kneeling down behind some brush outside the home. When the suspect emerged from the brush, he began shooting at the officers with an unknown type of firearm. A Dallas patrol officer and a Dallas Sheriff’s deputy, who is a part of the task force, returned fire upon the suspect. The suspect then ran inside the home where the warrant was being served and barricaded himself. Law enforcement officers immediately surrounded the location and learned that there were five small children inside. However, they were able to extract children from the residence without incident. The Dallas SWAT team was notified and responded to the location and set up a perimeter.
After several unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a surrender by the suspect, SWAT used tear gas on multiple occasions, but to no avail. Just before 7:00 p.m., SWAT negotiators engaged in a conversation with the suspect, and at approximately 7:05 p.m., the suspect surrendered peacefully and without incident. The suspect, 28-year-old Julio Guerrero, was taken into custody. He did not appear to be injured; however, he is being evaluated by medical personnel. Guerrero was wanted for the murder of Francisco Villanueva Rodriguez, a 35-year-old male, that occurred on May 2, 2021, at the Tiger Cabaret located at 9135 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway. He is also wanted for the shooting of a 3-year-old child that occurred on May 10, 2021, at 3915 Linfield Road. In addition, Guerrero had three outstanding aggravated assault felony warrants. He will be booked in the Dallas County jail where he will be facing additional charges of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.
There were no officers injured during this incident. This remains an ongoing investigation.