Dallas Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting in 9600 block of CF Hawn Freeeway

Update: August 4, 2023

The Dallas Police Department continues to investigate the officer involved shooting that occurred on August 2, 2023, in the 9600 block of CF Hawn Freeway

This is the sixth officer involved shooting involving a Dallas Police officer in 2023.

On August 2, 2023 at about 10:00 a.m., Senior Corporal Rene Dominguez and Officer David Cortinas responded to a stolen property call at a motel located at 9616 CF Hawn Freeway.

The preliminary investigation determined a witness had tracked stolen equipment from a company to a room in the motel.

Senior Corporal Dominguez and Officer Cortinas knocked on the door of the motel room, and Officer Cortinas saw the suspect, 41-year-old Clifford Osmer, trying to climb out of a window of the room.

Osmer went back into the room and closed the window behind him.

A woman staying in the room walked out and told officers the suspect was inside.

Senior Corporal Dominguez entered the open door to the room and saw a male witness sitting down on a chair and Osmer standing in the back of the room.

Osmer raised his weapon, took a shooting stance, and fired the handgun at officers.

Senior corporal Dominguez took cover behind the open door of the motel room.

Osmer then came out from the bathroom and fired additional rounds at the officers.

Both officers returned fire, and Osmer was shot.

Dallas Police administered first aid to Osmer and he was taken to a local hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition.

No officers or witnesses were injured.

Osmer’s weapon was recovered at the scene and was determined to be stolen.

The stolen property from the initial call was located inside the room, and the stolen vehicle was later recovered at another location.

Osmer will be charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and additional charges are pending.

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.


The body worn camera footage can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/yPyMvNjoh6g

Original Post: On August 2, 2023, around 9:45 am, Dallas Police responded to the 9600 block of CF Hawn for a report of stolen items.

Just before 10:00 am officers responded and a male suspect was located inside a room.

Our preliminary investigation determined the suspect fired at officers.

Officers returned fire hitting the suspect.

He was taken to a local hospital. He is listed in critical condition.  

No officers were injured.

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and Office of Community Police Oversight have been notified and both have responded.