8/9/23 Dallas, TX – Officer On Surveillance Was Blocked In – Two Suspects With Guns Shot The Undercover Officer And Stole His Vehicle – Massive Search
August 9, 2023
Dallas police are investigating the shooting of an undercover officer early Wednesday morning.
According to the Dallas Police Department’s Public Information Officer Kristin Lowman, the incident occurred in the 2400 block of West Northwest Highway near Harry Hines Boulevard at around 12:45 a.m. The officer was in the area conducting surveillance.
In an early morning press conference, Chief Eddie Garcia said the incident began when a vehicle pulled up to the officer and blocked him in.
“At least two suspects exited the vehicle. One of the suspects was armed with two firearms and approached our officer. When our officer noticed these individuals approaching the car, the officer exit his vehicle. Soon after that, an exchange of gunfire happened between suspects and our officer retreated. Our officer was shot at least one time.”
It is unknown if the suspects were hit with gunfire but one of them was able to jump in the officer’s covert car and take off with it, alongside the suspect vehicle.
Police are searching for three men who they believe are involved in the incident, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said.
“We think there’s at least three. And we believe obviously, at least one if not multiple of those suspects are armed,” he said.