Multiple rounds fired at Dallas patrol station

No injuries were reported after an alleged gunman fired multiple rounds at the patrol station


By Domingo Ramirez Jr.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

DALLAS — A gunman who authorities say was in a vehicle fired multiple rounds at a patrol station on East Camp Wisdom Road, police said Sunday.

No injuries were reported.

South Central Patrol Division (Photo/Dallas Police Department)
South Central Patrol Division (Photo/Dallas Police Department)

Parts of Camp Wisdom Road are closed as authorities investigated the shooting.

Shots were fired shortly about 5:30 a.m. at the station in the 1900 block of East Camp Wisdom Road, police said.

“The perimeter officer who was parked in front of the building observed muzzle flashes but could not see the suspect,” officer Carlos Almeida, a police spokesman, said in an email.

The gunman was in a vehicle that was traveling east when the shooting started, police said.

WFAA-TV reported that nine rounds were fired, two of which hit the station. One round hit a window in the administration area, the station reported.

Almeida said the station was damaged.

Police continued their search Sunday for the gunman, who faces a charge of aggravated assault on a public servant.

Officers have repeatedly called for the city to enhance security at the city’s seven patrol stations. Four Dallas police officers and a DART officers were killed by a sniper in the July 7 downtown ambush attack. The sniper, Micah Johnson, was killed by a remote-controlled robot bomb.

In June 2015, the department’s headquarters came under attack when James Boulware opened fired from an armored van. Boulware was subsequently killed in a standoff with police. Police also found four bags outside headquarter containing pipe bombs.

“We were promised extra security after headquarters got shot up by that maniac and nothing has been done,” a south-central patrol officer, who asked not to be named because he feared retaliation, told WFAA-TV

He said the only thing that’s been done is to station officers on the perimeter of the stations. “They don’t want to make the stations look fortified,” he said.

“They’re unwilling to do anything.”

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