On August 31st, 2021, Dallas SWAT officers were dispatched to 1200 E. Jefferson Boulevard, to assist responding officers with a male suspect who sprayed lighter fluid all around his occupied vehicle and was threatening suicide by police.
Upon their arrival, SWAT officers began securing the perimeter around the vehicle, where the suspect had been sitting for nearly an hour. SWAT officers continued making verbal commands to the suspect, but still received no response from the alleged suicidal man. In addition to verbal commands, Dallas SWAT officers attempted to utilize distraction devices and chemical agents to remove the suspect from the vehicle, but were unsuccessful.
Nearly three hours after the initial responding officers arrived, the suspect then exited the vehicle armed with a handgun, rolled onto the ground, and hid between the vehicle and a conex box. Only a few minutes after exiting the vehicle, the suspect attempted to make an escape, but was caught between two small SWAT units. As the suspect rounded the corner, the SWAT officer fired a single shot, nearly striking the suspect with his rifle.
With reality sinking in, the suspect dropped to his knees, still armed with the firearm. Approaching the suspect aggressively, the SWAT officer disarmed the suspect, while his partner began detaining him. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for an evaluation and the offense was handled by DART PD because it occurred on their property.
The suspect, nor any officers were injured during this incident.