Update: May 1, 2023
On April 27, 2023, at 9:45 PM, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 2900 block of Cypress Avenue.
When officers arrived, they learned the suspect, 20-year-old Bryan Casillas shot two people inside the home after being confronted for loud music. The two victims locked themselves inside a room and called for police. Casillas ran from the scene.
Officers provided first aid to the victims and Dallas Fire Rescue was called and took the two people to a local hospital.
While the home was being processed for evidence, officers started the search for Casillas.
Southeast patrol officers searched on the ground and a DPS helicopter was called in to help for a short time, while the DPD Canine Unit also responded to help in the search.
At 12:27 AM, a 9-1-1 call was received for a male knocking on the door in the 9400 block of Briggs Street.
Shortly before 2:00 am, officers located a shoe and a blood trail in the area of 9300 Briggs Street.
Canine Officer, Senior Corporal Scott Jay and his K9 partner, Figor, responded and met with patrol officers.
Senior Corporal Jay started a canine track with patrol officers and made their way through the trees to a creek where they found Casillas near a bridge.
At around 2:30 am, K9 Figor moved in and engaged Casillas. Casillas then shot at K9 Figor, hitting him in the chest.
Casillas then fired at Senior Corporal Jay, hitting him in the leg, and in the chest.
Senior Corporal Jay returned fire, hitting the suspect multiple times.
Dallas Fire Rescue responded, and Casillas died at the scene.
Senior Corporal Jay and K9 Figor then made their way out of the creek to the yard of a home, where Jay secured Figor to a tree for his, and other officers’ safety. An officer applied a tourniquet and others administered first aid to Senior Corporal Jay.
Senior Corporal Jay was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was later released.
K9 Figor was taken to a local emergency veterinary hospital for treatment and released.
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 critical incident video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfkm2_QGLg
The suspect in Friday’s officer-involved shooting died from his injuries.
An update on the investigation will be provided Monday, along with the release of body worn camera footage.
On April 27, 2023, around 9:45 pm, Dallas Police were called to the 2900 block of Cypress Avenue for a family violence call. The preliminary investigation determined the suspect shot two people at the home. The two victims were transported to a local hospital and are expected to survive.
After the shooting, the suspect ran into the woods near Cypress and Briggs. Air 1 was called in, along with the Canine Unit. Around 2:30 am, the Canine Unit was on the scene searching when the officer and his canine were shot at by the suspect. The investigation determined the officer discharged his weapon, hitting the suspect. The officer was hit at least twice. The K9 was also hit. The officer was taken to a local hospital, and the K9 was taken to a local emergency veterinarian. Both have non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect’s condition is unknown. The investigation is ongoing at this time.