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Shoot first, ask questions later:
Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:07am

If you found an intruder in your home, would you yell any kind of warning before shooting the person?

What if you shot and killed the suspected intruder, then realized you were in the wrong house and you had just killed someone who was in his own home?

Officer Involved Shooting – 1210 S. Lamar
On September 6, 2018 at about 9:59 p.m., an off duty Dallas Police officer called police dispatch and said she was involved in a shooting at the apartments located at 1210 S. Lamar.

Preliminary information suggests that the officer arrived home in full uniform after working a full shift. The officer reported to the responding officers that she entered the victim’s apartment believing that it was her own. At some point, the officer fired her weapon striking the victim. Responding officers administered aid to the victim, a 26-year-old male, at the scene. The victim was then transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased. Next of kin notification has not been made at this time.

The officer was not injured and will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Dallas Police Department is conducting a joint investigation with the District Attorney’s Office. This investigation is ongoing and we will release additional details as they become available and it is appropriate to do so.

This incident will be documented on case number 198543-2018.

    • Re: Shoot first, ask questions later:Ennui, Fri Sep 7 2:10pm
      SES: "I can't imagine ever being so tired or out of sorts (short of being intoxicated) to the point that I wouldn't realized that I had walked into the wrong apartment." And that was my first thought ... more
    • refrain from shooting. In many apartment buildings, especially in the dark, it is easy to mistake one apartment for another. In many cookie-cutter housing developments, the same is true. If a family... more
    • I used to live in a third floor apartment. If I had returned home at 10 PM, and found someone in my apartment, my first reaction would be to ask "Who the hell are you?" His/her reaction would dictate ... more
    • Reasonable belief. It's a key term. Sprout, Fri Sep 7 10:52am
      If one reads use of force statutes in Texas, it uses that term repeatedly. What it means that given the situation as a reasonable person would believe it to be, is the use of force proposed... more
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