Injured Officer at Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
On March 25, 2016, at approximately 12:35 a.m. CDT, a Dallas Police officer answered a call regarding a car crash on Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway at Greenville Avenue. Upon completing the analysis of the car crash scene, the officer released the additional patrol officers and cleared the roadway. The officer pulled into the closed construction lanes of Lyndon B. Johnson to make notations while continuing to have his red and blue lights illuminated. A red Chevy Impala was traveling eastbound on the open lanes of the freeway and was cut off by an unknown vehicle. It took faulty evasive action to avoid a collision. The Chevy Impala began to rotate clockwise and collided into the back of the marked squad car. The vehicle continued rotating after impact and collided into the front quarter of the squad car. This caused the officer to be trapped inside the vehicle and had to be removed by Dallas Fire and Rescue at the scene. Dallas Fire and Rescue transported the officer to Presbyterian Hospital where he was admitted for observation and treatment. This investigation is ongoing and when more information becomes available it will be released when appropriate to do so.
Shooting at 9595 Scyene Road
On March 24, 2016, at about 9:30 p.m. CDT, officers were dispatched to a shooting call at 9595 Scyene Road. Upon arrival, officers made contact with several witnesses, who stated that the victim had been shot by an unknown suspect and ran into the store asking for help. The victim then walked out of the store and took cover inside a nearby residence. Officers located the victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers called for Dallas Fire and Rescue, who transported the victim to Baylor Medical Center. The victim’s condition is unknown at this time. This investigation is ongoing and documented on case number 070748-2016.
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