Dallas Police give update on shooting that injured officer – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Chief Eddie Garcia provided an update Monday afternoon on the Dallas officer-involved shooting that happened on Thursday, Nov. 16.
A Dallas Police officer was shot in the leg during a shootout with a murder suspect last Thursday morning. The officer is expected to be OK.
According to the police department, the officer was working with the US Marshals Task Force to serve a capital murder arrest warrant at about 6 a.m. at an apartment on the 9900 block of Adleta Boulevard.
The shooting suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Jordan Owens who was wanted for a murder in the 9700 block of Forest Lane on Oct. 16.
The preliminary investigation determined for approximately 3 minutes, members of the task force knocked and announced their presence at the apartment and their intent to serve the warrant, according to Police Chief Eddie Garcia.
“As they approached the residence, they knocked, they announced, and as they began to breach the door, they were immediately met with gunfire from the suspect,” Chief Garcia said on Thursday.
According to police, officers breached the front door and as the door was opened, Owens fired at members of the task force.
Dallas Police task force member Senior Corporal Edgar Morales returned fire from his rifle and task force members moved downstairs away from the apartment.
Morales was shot in the calf during the initial exchange and taken to a hospital in stable condition. He was treated and later released.
Owens exited the apartment and was given orders to surrender. He did not comply and retreated to his apartment where he started to throw items out of his apartment window, according to police.
Officers saw Owens with a handgun and again returned fire.
Dallas Police 911 received a call that there were other people in the apartment and Owens was injured.
Task force members evacuated the witnesses from the apartment and took the suspect into custody.
Officers provided first aid and Owens was taken to a local hospital.
The suspect’s handgun was recovered at the scene.
The investigation determined four task force members discharged their weapons during the incident.
No other officers or civilians were injured.
Owens was treated in a local hospital and was last listed in stable condition.
He will be charged with three counts of aggravated assault on public servant, in addition to his capital murder arrest warrant.
The task force was made up of the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, and the US Marshal’s Service.
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