Update: January 27, 2023, at 1:45 PM
Dallas Police are investigating the officer-involved shooting that occurred on January 25, 2023, at 2546 Bahama Drive.
This is the first officer-involved shooting involving a Dallas Police officer in 2023.
On January 25, 2023, at around 12:30 pm, Dallas Police Fugitive Unit officers were in the area of 2500 Wilbur Street on an unrelated investigation.
While on Wilbur Street, officers received a wanted persons bulletin and learned a suspect wanted for Capital Murder out of Farmers Branch was on the same block.
At around 2:00 pm, officers located the suspect, 18-year-old Joey Fraire, on Wilbur Street, seated in the front passenger seat of a car driven by an unknown male.
The Fugitive Unit members, Officers Joshua Gonzalez, Richard Whitt, Scott Neal, Victor Lucas, Aryn Hale, and Elliott Howell followed the car for about an hour, allowing additional resources to respond, and to find a location to arrest Fraire.
Officers followed the suspect, to 2546 Bahama Drive, the Bahama Glen Apartments.
At around 2:55 pm, officers attempted to take the suspect into custody in the parking lot, and a drone was deployed to assist officers.
At around 2:59 pm, as part of a high-risk apprehension, Fugitive Unit officers gave repeated verbal commands and deployed a distraction device, a flashbang, for the driver and Fraire to exit the vehicle.
The driver got out of the car and was taken into custody.
The suspect refused to show his hands, exit the vehicle or follow commands, and at 3:01 pm Fugitive Unit deployed pepper ball rounds.
The suspect still did not exit the car.
At 3:02 pm, a sergeant monitoring video from the drone operation announced over the radio, that Fraire had a gun in his right hand.
Also at 3:02, a second flash bang was deployed and Fraire is seen with his gun, and fires at Dallas Police officers at least twice.
The officers returned fire, hitting the suspect multiple times.
Fraire ran from the car and fell to the ground, dropping his weapon.
Dallas Fire Rescue was called at 3:02 and at 3:07 pm First aid was administered by Fugitive Unit officers until DFR arrived at 3:18.
Fraire was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries at 3:43 pm.
One Fugitive unit officer was shot in the left foot. He was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.
The suspect’s weapon was recovered at the scene and a second weapon was recovered near the driver’s seat during a search of the car by detectives. The second weapon was modified with a glock switch.
The investigation is ongoing and is being investigated by the Dallas Police Special Investigations Unit.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s office were notified and responded to the scene and will conduct their own investigation.
The Office of Community Police Oversight was notified and responded to the scene.
IN AN EFFORT TO BE TRANSPARENT, THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS RELEASING THE BODY-WORN CAMERA FOOTAGE OF THE INCIDENT.
The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/_zFhB7WaS9o
Update: January 26, 2023, at 3:10 PM
The suspect in the officer-involved shooting on Bahama Drive, Joey Fraire, 18, died as a result of his injuries at a local hospital on January 25, 2023.
The officer shot in the same incident has been released from the hospital.
On January 25, 2023, at around 3:00 pm, The Dallas Police Department Fugitive Unit was executing an arrest warrant for Capital Murder.
They located the murder suspect in a car and pulled into the apartment complex in the 2500 block of Bahama Drive. The preliminary investigation shows officers gave commands for the driver and suspect to exit the car. The driver, not the suspect got out of the car and was taken into custody. The suspect did not exit the car, did not follow commands, and fired shots at our officer.
Officers did return fire hitting the suspect. One officer was shot. Both the suspect and officer were taken to local hospitals. The officer was hit in the foot and will be okay. The suspect is in critical condition.
The District Attorney’s office was notified and is on the scene. The Office of Police Community Oversight was notified. The investigation is ongoing and will be documented under case number 014825-2023. Information will be released when available.