DALLAS – A man who allegedly stole a car and pointed a handgun at officers was fatally shot by police early Friday morning.
The shooting came after the suspect crashed into a car, fired shots at an innocent onlooker and led police a brief pursuit through an eastern Dallas neighborhood.
Dallas Police Chief Renée Hall said Friday that the man stole a car in northeast Dallas and made his way to the Bruton Terrace area of eastern Dallas, where he crashed into multiple parked cars along Indianola Street around 4:45 a.m.
“I see the truck and it comes up in front of the house and he busted the gate down and tore through the front yard,” said Leslie Lunares, who lives on Indianola.
One resident captured cellphone video of the suspect driving at a high rate of speed. You can hear it speeding down the street and crashing into cars.
The suspect hit a red car on Indianola. The teenage owner of that car was sitting inside it when the suspect hit the vehicle.
According to the victim’s mother, he tried to stop the suspect and they struggled.
She did not want to be identified but told WFAA the suspect then pulled a gun and shot at her son, barely missing his head.
Police responded to the scene on an active shooter call and chased the suspected carjacker for roughly two miles to the 9300 block of Havencove Drive, where he crashed into a creek bed.
When officers ordered him out of the car, he exited with his gun in hand. Police told him to drop the weapon, but he “raised the weapon and pointed in the direction of the officers.” Multiple officers shot at him.
The suspect died at the scene. No officers or civilians were injured during the exchange.
Police said the investigation was ongoing Friday morning and they were reviewing in-car and body camera video.
The officers involved have been given critical incident days off during the investigation.