Dallas Police investigate death in custody after a shooting at Dallas motel

Update November 4, 2022, @ 1:30 PM

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a death in custody that occurred on November 2, 2022, at 2023 Market Center Boulevard.

Body worn camera video will be shown at the end of this presentation. 

On November 2, 2022, at about 11:40 AM, Dallas Police received a 911 call from 27-year-old Diana Ruan, saying said she shot a man inside a room and was going to shoot herself. Dallas Police responded to the location and contacted Ruan through the hotel door. The patrol officers believed the male victim was injured and in danger and requested Dallas Police SWAT to respond. SWAT arrived and contacted Ruan through the doorway. As SWAT attempted to negotiate with the suspect, they heard a single gunshot inside the room. SWAT prepared to make an emergency entry since the male victim was still inside. The team used an explosive charge to open the door, and as they moved to go in the door, they heard at least five gunshots from inside. One of the shots went through the wall into the room where SWAT officers were standing. One officer was hit in the face by sheetrock dust from the wall – but no officers were injured.

When SWAT entered the room, they found Ruan dead from a self-inflicted gunshot. The male victim was found in the bathroom of the motel room and had been shot in the back. He was taken to a local hospital and at last check was in critical condition. No officers fired their weapons during the incident.

The Dallas Police Special Investigations Unit is conducting a death in custody investigation. The Office of Police Community Oversight and Dallas County District Attorney’s Office were made aware of the incident. The District Attorney’s Office will conduct their own investigation.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbUK8kQ7akk

Original Post:

On November 2, 2022, at around 11:40 am, Dallas Police responded to a shooting at a Motel 6 in the 2000 block of Market Center Boulevard.

The preliminary investigation determined a woman called 911 to say she had shot a man inside a motel room.

When officers arrived, they learned the victim and the suspect were still inside the room.

Officers attempted to talk with the suspect in an effort to get her to leave the room.

When she did not, SWAT was called in to assist in the barricaded person call.

As officers were attempting to enter the room, they heard several gunshots.

Once inside, officers found the female suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She died at the scene.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition

The investigation is ongoing and is being investigating by the Special Investigations Unit as a death in custody.

The SIU case is documented under case number 22-2151870.