Death in Custody Investigation on John W. Carpenter Freeway

Dallas Police are investigating a death in custody at 8300 John W. Carpenter Freeway

On August 30, 2022, at about 8:00 AM, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, which includes members of the Dallas Police Department, received information that Rufino Olmos, 45, was at the La Quinta Hotel at 8300 John W. Carpenter Freeway. Task Force members were looking for Olmos, who had felony warrants out of the Austin Police Department for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and Indecency with a Child.

The preliminary investigation determined a Dallas Police Officer saw Olmos walk out of the east door of the hotel toward the front parking lot and get into an SUV. Task Force members then drove and positioned their vehicles behind Olmos’ vehicle, blocking him in. At this time, police then told Olmos repeatedly to show his hands and he did not comply.

A Dallas Police Officer approached the passenger side of the vehicle and used a pry bar to break the right back window to allow officers to see Olmos inside. An officer then reports seeing Olmos with a black pistol in his hand, pointed backward at his chest, with his thumb inside the trigger guard. Officers then heard one gunshot.

A Dallas Police Officer removed the pistol from Olmos’ lap and placed it onto the hood of the Olmos’ vehicle.

Olmos was taken to a local hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue, where he died at 8:31 a.m.

No officers discharged their weapons, and no officers were injured.

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.


Police Incident on Peavy Road

DPD Twittter

Update 08-06-2015 at 4:23 pm:

The individual contacted by Dallas Police officers in the 1700 block of Peavy Road is identified as John Winston Ozuna L/M/4-6-1973. The involved officers are all assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division and identified as: Sergeant Christopher Johanns W/M 16 years, 7 months service Senior Corporal Kirk Benners W/M 8 years, 1 month of service Police Officer Evan Muller W/M 5 years, 8 months service Police Officer Mandy Thornton W/F 6 years, 5 months service Each officer has been placed on routine Administrative Leave per Departmental policy. Each officer has been placed on routine Administrative Leave per Departmental policy.

On August 5, 2015, at 10:04 p.m. the Dallas Police Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a male rolling around on the ground, removing his clothing, and yelling “help me” at the intersection of Peavy Road and Carnegie Drive.

Two Dallas Fire Department Paramedics and four Dallas Police Officers responded and located the male sitting on the curb at 1700 Peavy Road. The Paramedics and the Police Officers contacted the male and began to render assistance. The male was handcuffed for everyone’s safety. The male soon exhibited indications of medical distress. Dallas paramedics administered CPR and transported him to Doctor’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An independent witness, who lives nearby, observed the incident and reported to detectives that the actions taken by the public safety personnel were efforts to aid the male. Notification of the next of kin is pending.

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating.