The officers were investigating a person engaged in suspicious activity. They thought the person was about to commit a BMV in the parking lot at 2825 Oak Lawn Avenue. Suddenly, they saw a female run from a vehicle parked in the parking lot, screaming for help. A Dallas officer then observed an unknown Black male suspect, later identified as Bryan Dale Branch B/m/3-22-82, committing an Aggravated Robbery of a male seated in the vehicle they had observed the female running from. As the officer exited his vehicle, he announced himself as a police officer. When Suspect Branch saw the DPD officer, he ran across the parking lot towards the officer, pointing a handgun at the officer. The Dallas officer in fear for his life, drew his service weapon, and shot Suspect Branch. Suspect Branch was struck on the right side but continued to try to evade the officers on foot. Suspect Branch was apprehended as he collapsed in the 2900 block of Shelby Avenue. He was transported to Parkland Hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue where he remains in critical condition. The previous update mentioned a second suspect; however, we have not been able to confirm that there was a second individual involved at this time.
Suspect Branch is being charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant F1, on case #236485A and Aggravated Robbery F1, on case #236458A