Officer Involved Shooting on Skillman Street

Update 3/15/2022 at 2:30 p.m.:

On March 12, 2022, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Dallas officers recognized a known wanted felon at the Vina Game Room located at 12809 Audelia Road.

The uniformed officers requested covert deployment officers and Air One for assistance. The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Seth Michael Anderson, left the game room in a 2012 4-door Infiniti. The covert deployment officers followed the suspect into the Everly Apartment complex, located at 9350 Skillman Street. 

Marked squad cars entered the apartment complex and observed the suspect’s vehicle backed into a parking space. When an officer passed by the suspect’s vehicle, the suspect rammed his squad car. The suspect also struck another squad car, injuring the officer. The suspect fled and a vehicle pursuit ensued through the apartment complex. During the pursuit, the suspect struck another squad car, injuring two additional officers. The suspect drove into a dead end and was boxed in by Officer Noah Hemm’s squad car.

The suspect opened the driver’s door, pointed a handgun out of the door, and began firing at Officer Hemm who took cover and returned fire. 

The suspect then opened the door with his hands raised as though to surrender, but then ran from the officers. The officers chased the suspect on foot through the complex. Once the officers caught the suspect, he resisted and was tased in order to be taken into custody.

Three officers were injured during the incident. The suspect and Officer Hemm were not injured during the gunfight. A total of 38 fired cartridge cases were recovered from the scene. 14 from the suspect and 24 from the officers.

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 and dashboard camera footage from this incident.

Update 3/13/2022 at 4:30 p.m.:

The arrested person from yesterday’s OIS is Seth Michael Anderson, White male 34-years-old. He is facing the following charges:

Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant (F/1)

Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant (F/1)

Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant (F/1)

Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant (F/1)

Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle (F/3)

Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon (F/3)

Resisting Arrest Search or Transport (M/A)

Probation Violation – Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon (F/3)

Probation Violation – Manufacture and Delivery Control Substance Penalty Group 1 (4G<200G) (F/1)

Texas Department of Corrections – Parole Division has also placed a hold on the arrestee

All officers who were transported for medical treatment were released yesterday and are home recovering.

Original Post:

At approximately 2:30 a.m., Dallas officers located a wanted felony suspect driving a dark colored sedan in an apartment complex located at 9350 Skillman Street. The officers attempted a high-risk traffic stop when the suspect began to flee in his vehicle. In his attempt to get away, the suspect struck multiple occupied squad cars as well as other parked vehicles.  The suspect subsequently drove to a dead-end roadway inside the apartment parking lot. When an officer in a marked squad car pulled in behind the suspect vehicle, the suspect opened his door and fired multiple shots at the officer, striking the officer’s squad car. The uniformed officer returned fire with his duty weapon. No one was struck during the exchange of gunfire.


The suspect fled on foot through the apartment complex. An officer was able to tase the suspect, and he was taken into custody. 


During this incident, three officers were transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries that were sustained while sitting in their squad cars as the suspect rammed them when trying to get away. The suspect, an adult White male, was transported to an area hospital as a result of being tased. This remains an ongoing investigation that will be documented on case number 043468-2022.