Dallas PD arrests teen accused of driving stolen car during disputed officer involved shooting

Dallas PD arrests teen accused of driving stolen car during disputed officer involved shooting

Credit: Dallas County

Reginald Robertson, 19, is being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, evading arrest and aggravated robbery at gunpoint. His bond is $150,000.

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by MATT GOODMAN

WFAA

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 6:40 PM

DALLAS –– Investigators have arrested a teenager who police say admitted to driving a stolen car during a disputed officer-involved shooting at a southern Dallas apartment complex last week.

Reginald Robertson, 19, is being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, evading arrest and aggravated robbery at gunpoint. His bond is $150,000. 

On Dec. 9, officers chased a maroon car that was reported stolen into the St. Augustine Townhomes in southeast Dallas. 

Sr. Cpl. Amy Wilburn fired at the passenger of the vehicle when he tried to exit, according to a narrative provided by Deputy Chief Gil Garza. Kelvion Walker, 19, was shot and hospitalized while the driver fled. Scottie Smith, an apartment manager who witnessed the incident, disputes the official story. 

In an interview with News 8, Smith said Walker was standing with his hands up and that police opened his door before the senior corporal fired at him. The incident is under investigation and Wilburn has been placed on administrative leave. 

"I just had my hands up and I seen her look at me and I looked at her and she just fired," the Spruce High School student said from his hospital bed on Tuesday. "I was just shocked and I said, 'Why did you shoot me?'"

"She just said, 'I am sorry, I am sorry. I didn't try to," Walker added.

The driver fled and had been at large since the incident. According to department spokeswoman Monica Cordova, detectives found information that pointed to Robertson being their suspect. Investigators got a search warrant and served it at a home in the 9600 block of Jennie Lee Lane on Monday. 

Officers brought “multiple individuals” to Jack Evans Police Headquarters for questioning and recovered items that were reported stolen, Cordova said. They also spotted a stolen vehicle at the location and arrested two 15-year-old suspects for unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrests. 

Their names were not released because of their ages. Two others are still at large. Robertson, meanwhile, reportedly admitted to being the driver during the Dec. 9 incident. He hasn’t been charged with that yet –– the charges stem from the day prior, when police say he stole a car at gunpoint. That vehicle was recovered at the home where the search warrant was served, Cordova said. 

Walker, the passenger who Wilburn shot, has not been charged with a crime. He is stabilized at Baylor Medical Center recovering from his injury. Cordova said his lawyer has not allowed detectives to speak with Walker.   

News 8's Rebecca Lopez contributed to this report

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