Dallas police officer shot in the leg by suspect while serving capital murder arrest warrant

DALLAS, TX - On the morning of November 16th, a Dallas police officer was reportedly shot in the leg during a shootout with a person wanted for murder. 

According to the Dallas Police Department (DPD), the officer was working with the U.S. Marshals Task Force to serve a capital murder arrest warrant at an apartment on the 9900 block of Adleta Boulevard. The warrant was connected to a homicide in the 9700 block of Forest Lane on October 16th.

Sources reportedly told FOX 4 that the warrant was to arrest 20-year-old Jordan Owens for the murder of 23-year-old Chiquavion Ross. 

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said in a statement, "As they approached the residence, they knocked, they announced and as they began to breach the door, they were immediately met with gunfire from the suspect."

It was in those moments that the officer was struck in the lower leg. Garcia said, "I just left the hospital a little big ago. Our officer will be fine, he's in good spirits and will recover." He promised a more "substantive update" on Monday, November 20th, after they have had time to investigate the shooting.

After being met with gunfire, the officers retreated and there was a second exchange of gunfire. Garcia said that the suspect was struck by gunfire and was taken into custody. He was transported to a local hospital and remains in critical condition. 

Sydney Yourse, who lives in the apartment complex, said, "I happened to wake up early and heard four or give very rapid fire gunshots. It's unsettling, like it's real unsettling. I'm moving very soon, but yeah it's a little scary to know like there's violence actively happening in my apartment complex."

She also said that it is not uncommon to hear gunshots in the area, which is one of the main reasons why she is moving out once her lease is up. She added, "This area is a little sketchy, but there's been other incidences and things like that. Now that this has happened I'll be a lot more cautious walking around."

Resident John Enriquez said, "I heard all the flash bangs going off, peeked out the window, you could see them taking cover from the shooting. You can see them coming out with one of the officers that was hit." He said that he was cooking when he heard the sound of the shooting, adding, "I am new to Texas. This was different."

Another resident, Erik Hamilton, said, "I would say, I would like for my people to be, you know, a little better, you know, do better things, maybe talk it out before, you know, it gets to gun violence."

On Thursday, November 16th, Governor Greg Abbott released a statement saying, "Violence against police will never be tolerated in Texas, period. This is a somber reminder of the dangers our brave men and women in blue encounter each and every day to keep Texans across our state safe."

The statement added, "Cecilia and I ask Texans to join us in praying for the officer as he recovers from his injuries at the hospital, as well as all law enforcement across Texas who serve and protect our communities."

On Friday, November 17th, authorities confirmed that the officer who was wounded by gunfire was released from the hospital. This is the ninth time a gunman has fired at a Dallas police officer this year. 
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