Officer Involved Shooting at Fair Park

Updated April 18, 2017:

The suspect in this offense has been identified as Billy Ray Scott B/M/38. He is being charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault Public Servant and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He is still in the hospital in serious condition. 

 

The officer involved in this incident is Officer Zachary Jones #11109. He is assigned to the Central Patrol Division and has been on the department for one and half years. Officer Jones remains on routine administrative leave at this time. 

 

We have conducted a review as to why the vehicle did not shut down as planned. We have made corrections to make sure this issue does not occur again. Due to the sensitivity of the bait car program, we will not be able to discuss the specifics about the technical issue. 

Original Post:

On April 17, 2017 at about 2:00 a.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a bait car activation in the 300 block of N. Walton Street. Officers got into a brief pursuit with the suspect, a 38 to 40-year-old Black male, which ended in Fair Park. The suspect intentionally rammed the police squad car and one officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to the hospital in critical condition. No officers were injured during this incident. This offense is documented on case number 085371-2017.

Officer Involved Shooting on Northwest Highway

Update: April 1, 2017 @ 14:00

The name of the arrestee from the Officer Involved Shooting is Jacquelin Arevalos, Latin female/25. She will be charged with Burglary of a Business and Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.

Original Post April 5, 2017 @ 10:34 am

On April 5, 2017 at approximately 4:41 a.m., officers responded to a Burglary in Progress call at 3071 W. Northwest Highway. The suspect, a Latin female, called police stating she broke into the location. Upon arrival, officers found the suspect inside the location. The suspect exited the location armed with a knife. Officers gave her loud verbal commands to drop the knife. The suspect refused to drop the knife and officers tased her, which was ineffective The suspect then raised the knife walking towards the officers in a threatening manner. One officer fired his duty weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital and her condition is unknown at this time. No officers were injured. The offense is filed under case number 075474-2017.

Officer Involved Shooting: 4700 Eastside Avenue

Updated January 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m: 

Investigative update on the OIS at 4700 East Side Avenue:

The deceased person is Genevive Ann Dawes, a 21-year-old Latin female. Next of Kin notification has been made. Virgilio Rosales, a 23-year-old Latin male, was the passenger in the vehicle and was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

The involved officers are:

Police Officer Christopher Hess, #8887                   10 years 5 months           Central Patrol

Senior Corporal Jason Kimpel, #9675                        8 years 1 month               Central Patrol

 

Original Post: 

On January 18, 2017, at approximately 4:56 a.m., uniformed patrol officers responded to a suspicious person call in the apartment complex rear parking lot located at 4700 East Side Avenue. The caller provided vehicle information to the 911 operator. This information was added to the call sheet and revealed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Irving, Texas. As uniformed officers approached the vehicle giving loud verbal commands, the occupants ignored the commands, started the stolen vehicle and reversed a short distance striking the marked police vehicle. The suspect then drove forward striking a wooden lattice fence. When the fence did not give way, the suspect driver reversed the vehicle a second time at which point two uniformed officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect driver. The suspect driver was transported to Baylor Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The passenger in the vehicle was not struck by the gunfire. He was interviewed at the Dallas Police Headquarters and is facing potential felony criminal charges.  No officers were injured during this incident. 

 

Officer Involved Shooting at 3000 Martin L. King Blvd

Update October 27, 2016 3:17 pm

Detectives from the Special Investigative Unit located and interviewed independent witnesses that corroborate that arrestee Tradareon Choice, BM 18, produced a gun from his waist band when he was approached by uniformed Dallas Police officers. Officer Zachery Helm, #8859, fired his duty weapon striking the suspect in the leg. This is an ongoing and active investigation. As in all Dallas police officer involved shootings, the Dallas County District Attorney’s office will conduct an independent investigation.

Original Post October 26, 2016 7:54 pm

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On October 26, 2016, at approximately 4:27 p.m., METRO officers were in the 3000 block of MLK actively seeking the suspect, who had an active aggravated robbery warrant, from a carjacking offense that occurred in the past three days in the area. The officers attempted to approach the suspect, when the suspect fled on foot towards DISD officers across the street at which time he ran back in the direction of Dallas PD officers. As the suspect was running back towards Dallas officers the suspect produced a hand gun from his waist band. The officer then drew and fired his duty weapon and striking the suspect one time in the leg. The suspect was transported to Baylor Hospital with non life threatening injuries. No officer was injured during this incident.

This incident will be documented on case number 257303-2016. More information will be distributed when it is appropriate to do so. 

Request for Public Assistance in Community Center Shooting

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) involved in a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2016.  At about 10:30 pm, Vincent Warren was leaving a party that was being held at the Turnkey Community Center located at 4204 Tioga Street in Dallas. As the party was being shut down for the night, unknown suspect(s) began to shoot in the parking lot. As Mr. Warren walked back to his car, he was struck by one of the gunshots. Detectives are asking for the assistance of the community, specifically those that attended the party. Anyone with information pertaining to the shooting can contact Dallas Police Detective E.A. Ibarra at (214) 671-3646 in the Special Investigation Unit or Crime Stoppers at 214-317-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

The White House: Police Data Initiative

The Dallas Police Department was invited to The White House today for the Police Data Initiative.  Leading law enforcement agencies along with technologists, researchers, and community stakeholders around the country met with Senior Administration and White House Officials.  They shared experiences, resources, technology tools and data innovation leveraged to increase trust between police and citizens as called for by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

The meeting started with opening statements by Clarence Wardell III of the U.S. Digital Service at The White House followed by Megan Smith, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer. They both stressed the importance of having a good relationship between police departments and the citizens they are sworn to serve.

The panel was moderated by Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs. Prior to sitting down at the table to partake in a very informative Q&A, he invited the three panelists to come up one at a time to discuss what they have done in their departments.

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Chief Brown was the first to take the podium and stated, “it starts with transparency.” He then mentioned the Dixon Circle incident where a Dallas Police officer, who happened to be white, shot an unarmed subject, who happened to be black. Immediately after the event unfolded, false rumors spread throughout the neighborhood that the officer shot the suspect in the back while he was running away.  Chief Brown explained why it was so important to get the facts out quickly, “Facts became the great equalizer for us.”

He went on to talk about how “trust is hard to earn and easy to lose.” According to Chief Brown, information belongs to the citizens and “we believe that police data is citizen data and we are the caretakers of the data.” He also talked about how the Dallas Police Department has implemented policies and training to ensure citizen and officer safety during interactions.  He emphasized the importance of using de-escalation, time and distance. If there is any misconduct, “we have to hold accountable the very small number of officers that violate our deadly force and use of force policies,” said Brown. 

He closed his statements by saying, “transparency is the beginning point, but you also have to have policy, training and you have to hold the small few officers accountable, so you can protect the integrity of the vast majority that makes us all proud.”

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Other panelists were Wendy R. Harn, Chief Data Officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, and Assistant Chief of Police Robert Schroeder of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department.

To continue with transparency, the Dallas Police Department is proud to add the Response to Resistance database to our internet site. Here is the link http://dallaspolice.net/rtr/index.html.

Officer Involved Shooting at 8200 Willoughby Blvd.

Updated on March 29, 2016 at 9:15 a.m.:

The officer involved in Saturday night’s officer-involved shooting is:

INVOLVED OFFICER                                      TENURE                                  DUTY STATION      
Sgt. Steven Cardenas  #9005 (L/M)                  9 years 3 months                  South Central Patrol

Updated on March 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.: 

The subject involved and arrested in the officer-involved shooting incident on Willoughby Blvd., has been identified as Bryan Gilstrap, a 36 year old Black male. He has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. 

We will release additional details as they become available and appropriate to do so. 

Original Post:

On Saturday, March 26, 2016, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to a disturbance call in the 8200 block of Willoughby Boulevard. The subject, a black male 36yrs old, who was involved in the disturbance was standing outside in the common area of the apartment complex with a shotgun.  According to civilian witnesses, when the first officer arrived, a witness alerted him to the subject’s location and told the officer that the subject was armed.   Upon seeing the officer, the subject turned toward the officer and pointed the shotgun at him.  The officer then fired at the subject but did not strike him.  The subject was then taken into custody and will be charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.  There were no injuries and the investigation is on-going.  The involved officer is currently on administrative leave per policy.  We will release additional details as they become available and appropriate to do so.

Officer Involved Shooting on Wilbur Street

Update: November 21, 2015

As part of the on-going investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 2700 block of Wilbur St. on November 19, 2015, Dallas police have arrested Victor Solorzano L/M 1-8-1985 for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. 

Additionally, Dallas police Special Investigations Unit detectives have charged both Victor Solorzano and Edgar Solorzano with two counts of Aggravated Assault, one for each of the officers that were fired upon.

Both have been placed in the Dallas County Jail.  This investigation remains active and open and we will release additional details as they become available and appropriate for release. 

Update: Press Conference – November 20, 2015

On November 19, 2015, members of a multi-jurisdictional task force were involved in an operation in the 2700 block of Wilbur Street in Dallas, Texas. The members were working in a covert capacity in plain clothes driving unmarked vehicles. Based on the investigation thus far, we know one of the task force officers, who happens to work for the Arlington Police Department, was approached by Edgar Solorzano who was armed with an assault rifle. After a very brief exchange, Edgar Solorzano began shooting at the undercover officer who ran.  Edgar followed the fleeing officer firing at him as he jumped into one of the covert vehicles and drove away to seek medical attention.

Today, Dallas police detectives arrested Edgar Solorzano L/M 06/24/1992 for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He will be placed in the Dallas County Jail.

This remains an active investigation and we want to express our thanks to the public, especially those in the neighborhood around Wilbur Street who were disrupted due to street closures while we investigated this incident.

Original Post:

On November 19, 2015, at about 6:15 am officers responded to calls for police in the 2700 block of Wilbur Street. Officers from a multi-jurisdictional task force were working an operation at the location and came under fire by an unidentified subject. During this altercation, an officer from the Arlington Police Department was struck by the gunfire. The officer was removed from the scene for the purpose of obtaining medical attention. The officer was transported to Methodist Hospital where he is in stable condition and is expected to recover.   The Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit will be handling the investigation. This remains an ongoing, dynamic incident that limits the release of more detailed information until further investigation is completed, but we will be disseminating more information as it becomes available.

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Officer Involved Shooting at the Mall

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Update: November 20, 2015

As a direct result of tips from the community, Dallas police Special Investigative Unit detectives have identified and Southwest Patrol Deployment detectives have arrested Carystal Jones B/F 2-14-1991  and Sekeitha Brooks 4-29-1989 for the offense of Aggravated Robbery F/1.  Carystal was identified as the driver of the vehicle that struck the security guard as they were fleeing with property the pair stole from the Dillard’s department store at Northpark Mall.  They have been placed in the Dallas County Jail.

The Dallas Police Department would like to thank all who called with tips that led to the identification of these individuals.

Update: November 17, 2015

INVOLVED OFFICER:                                      TENURE:                            DUTY STATION:

P.O. Kevin Hayden #9810 B/M                           4 years 2 months                 South Central Patrol         

 SUBJECTS:  

 3 Unknown Black Females

Attached are still photos of the two black female shoplifting suspects.  If anyone has information as to the identity of these suspects they are asked to call Dallas Police at 214-671-3584.

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Suspect2PhotoOn November 15, 2015, at approximately 1:10 PM, the Northpark Mall’s loss-prevention office notified Dallas police officers that shoplifting suspects were fleeing the mall to an attached parking garage. 

As the suspects attempted to drive out of the parking garage, they were confronted by a mall security officer, who attempted to block them by standing in the path of their vehicle.  The suspects continued to drive forward and the security officer, to avoid being run over, jumped onto the hood of the vehicle.  Based on witness accounts, a uniformed off-duty Dallas police officer working at the mall who responded to attempt to arrest the suspects, fired his duty weapon at the suspect vehicle.  The suspects fled the location in a silver Ford Taurus. There are no reported injuries at this time. The suspects are described as 3 Black females between ages 20-30 years old.  Detectives are currently investigating and working to identify and secure any video related to the incident. 

The involved officer has been placed on routine administrative leave per policy. We will provide additional information as it becomes available and appropriate for release.

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Dallas Police Department Reveals Updated Officer Involved Shooting Website

Have you seen the Dallas Police Department’s updated Officer Involved Shooting website? Data compiled on officer-involved shooting incidents is available from 2003 on, and is now displayed and available in the Socrata open data portal.

Image courtesy of White House Open Data Initiative

Police Departments participating in the White House Police Data Initiative:

The Dallas Police Department stands as a national leader in the presentation of data related to transparency on officer-involved shooting incidents. We are proud to have been one of the first agencies invited to participate in the White House Police Data Initiative. All 21 participating police departments have committed to release a combined total of 101 data sets that have not been released to the public. The types of data include uses of force, police pedestrian and vehicle stops, officer involved shootings and more, helping the communities gain visibility into key information on police/citizen encounters.

Users are now able to explore, download and arrange the data in more ways with the updated Socrata open data format. There will also be increased functionality allowing for updates to the site to be made as near real-time as investigative discretion allows. Cities across the nation are pushing out increasing data via open data portals and the Dallas Police Department leads the way as an example to other police departments.