DALLAS Dallas police said an officer opened fire on a man who attempted to get into a passing minivan in Oak Cliff Sunday evening. The suspect was killed.
'Officer OK,' tweeted police spokesman Maj. Max Geron, who added that the incident took place near the intersection of 12th Street and Rosemont Avenue.
A statement from police said a 911 caller alerted dispatchers to a pedestrian who was 'making lewd comments to females' in the 100 block of North Windomere Avenue.
Senior Corporal Antonio Hudson, who was uniformed but off-duty on extended neighborhood patrol, went to investigate around 6 p.m. and found a man matching the description stopping a vehicle with a family inside and trying to get in.
'The officer gave loud verbal commands, but the suspect refused to comply,' a police statement said. 'The suspect moved toward the officer in a manner perceived to be dangerous to the officer. The officer shot the suspect.'
The suspect was identified Monday morning as Andrew Scott Gaynier, 26.
A source told News 8 that Gaynier said, 'Shoot me! Shoot me!' before he made some kind of war cry and rushed toward Sr. Cpl. Hudson. In a news conference Monday morning, Dallas police said no weapon was found at the scene and there was no indication the suspect was armed at the time of the incident.
Police said the shooting was captured on video and confirmed Gaynier rushed Hudson, who has been with the police department seven years. Witnesses on the scene also confirmed the sequence of events, according to police.
Hudson fired four times, hitting Gaynier three times in the chest and once in the arm, according to the source.
Police said Gaynier was rushed to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
An investigation into the incident was underway Sunday night and police said Monday the video of the shooting had been turned over to special investigative unit detectives. Per protocol, Sr. Cpl. Hudson has been placed on administrative leave.
WFAA reporter Tanya Eiserer contributed to this story