Dallas Officer Survives Shooting, Bullet Lodged In Jaw

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas police officer was wounded Monday when a man shot at him.

The officer was still in his car at the time.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says the officer, who he identified as 66-year-old Ron Workman, was arriving on a scene at a North Dallas apartment complex when the suspect shot at him through the windshield of his patrol car.

The bullet struck the microphone an officer wears to record audio on his car’s camera, it then ricocheted and lodged into his jaw.

Workman managed to identify the suspect while bleeding, calling in the description to dispatch.

According to officers at the scene the suspect eventually shot and killed himself.  The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Bryson Alexander Howard.

Workman was taken to a Plano hospital for treatment.  The bullet is still lodged in his jaw.

Chief Brown stopped by the hospital to check on Workman, and told CBS 11 News doctors are unsure if the bullet can or will be removed.

Brown says the department is truly blessed considering the tragic consequences that might have been.

Workman, 66, is a 10-year-veteran of the Dallas Police Department.

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One Comment

  1. DeputyMarshal says:

    Hats off to a guy who BEGAN police work at 56….. most cops are retiring by then! I did it as a young man and can’t imagine being on the streets in my mid 60″s!

  2. Chief Serena Booth says:

    God bless Officer Workman and may he recover, speedily.

    I also want to commend all of the officers working together as a TEAM.

    And, lastly, it was refreshing to see sincere concern and care in the chief’s eyes during the conference.

    –Chief Serena Booth

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