2 Suspects Arrested In Unrelated Dallas Police-Involved Shootings
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two suspects who were shot at by Dallas police officers after driving at them Tuesday night have both been arrested and charged.
It was a busy night for Dallas Police: Department spokesman Sgt. Warren Mitchell said the first reported shooting occurred at a Jack in the Box at 18100 Dallas Parkway at about 10:50 p.m.
Plainclothes officers tried to arrest a woman in the parking lot on a warrant she had for tampering with a government document. She darted back in her car, Mitchell said, and tried to flee.
One of the police officers attempted to stop her and ended up hanging onto the woman’s car as she sped off. He was “taken for a short distance before he was able to dislodge himself,” Mitchell said.
The suspect then tried to drive into the other officer, who fired “at least one round” at the vehicle. Unfazed, the woman continued to flee. Her vehicle was later found in the 4300 block of Rosemade Parkway.
She was arrested sometime before 3 p.m. Wednesday, Mitchell said. She was later identified as Camilia Johnson, 23, and charged with two counts Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant and Felony Tampering with a Government Document.
A second unrelated shooting happened at 11 p.m. Tuesday night at 6900 Valley View at the Valley View Park.
Mitchell said a patrol officer noticed a suspicious vehicle backed into a parking spot inside the park. Someone was sleeping inside.
After running the license plate numbers, Mitchell said the car came back stolen. Backup was called and the officers began ordering the suspect to exit the car. He declined, and sped toward the two officers.
Both police fired shots at the suspect’s vehicle. He crashed into a tree and was arrested, Mitchell said. After being treated for minor injuries at Parkland Hospital, he was questioned by investigators and later charged.
That man was identified as Ismail Abdulkarim, 32. He’s charged with two counts Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant and with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.