Category Archives: Dallas Police

Deadly road rage incidents across U.S. have police increasing presence on streets

“The maroon/burgundy Chrysler 200 with a paper tag exited onto Valley View Lane and the white 4-door BMW followed. The driver of the white BMW pulled in front of the Chrysler, exited his vehicle on Valley View and began shooting at the Chrysler 200,” police said. “Thankfully, no one was hit, but several vehicles, including an occupied vehicle, were struck by gunfire.”

Road rage violence has become such a concern in Dallas that the police department is increasing law enforcement presence on freeways and will act against drivers caught committing aggressive acts.

A police spokesman said Thursday that over the last year, there have been 445 violent offenses motivated by road rage. The department does not have any data from before 2021, the spokesman said.

Last month, a pregnant woman in Dallas was shot after her boyfriend got into a dispute with another driver near Great Trinity Forest Way and Murdoch Road. Police said that the woman was struck once and that her baby was successfully delivered at a hospital.

Police said in a statement last month that “aggressive driving has become commonplace” and often leads to violence on the roadway.

“Many police departments across the country are seeing an uptick in road rage incidents. Dallas area highways have become increasingly congested and dangerous with more vehicles traveling at high speeds and more road-rage incidents being reported,” the police department said.

“Typically these types of behaviors lead to a road rage incident,” the spokesperson said.

The Lincoln Police Department in Nebraska said the number of violent road rage incidents has risen by more than 200 percent this year compared to last year. The police department said in a Facebook post that a majority of the recent cases involved guns and threats.

Authorities in Georgia have reported the same. WSB-TV reported that the Atlanta Police Department said most of the road rage violence it responds to involves gunfire.

In Fort Worth, authorities have increased efforts to target motorists who speed or drive recklessly, a spokesperson said Thursday.

A recent incident in Doraville, about 16 miles from Atlanta, involved a woman identified as Carmen Lee, 25, who was fatally shot while driving on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Authorities said they believe she was the unintended victim of a road rage attack and made a public plea last month for information that would help solve the killing.

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Robber With Replica Gun Shot And Killed By Dallas Police On LBJ Freeway

Three Dallas Police officers fired at and ultimately killed a man who Chief Eddie Garcia said tried to carjack a woman, robbed a CVS at gunpoint and ran across LBJ Freeway Monday evening, April 19. 

Chief Garcia said the officers fired at the man when he pointed what turned out to be a fake gun at them. 

No officers or bystanders were hurt. 

Chief Garcia said officers first responded to a report of an attempted carjacking by an armed man in Far North Dallas around 4 p.m.

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Dallas chooses former California police chief as new top cop

A former California police chief will be the next leader of the Dallas police department and the Texas city’s first Hispanic chief.

Eddie Garcia, who retired as police chief in San Jose this year, will replace outgoing Police Chief U. Renee Hall, Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced Wednesday. Garcia’s first day on the job is set for Feb. 3.

Garcia spent nearly three decades rising through the ranks of the San Jose police department before eventually taking over the top job there. He will succeed Hall, who was the first woman to serve a Dallas chief, after she announced she’d be leaving at the end of the year following criticism from city officials over her leadership amid protests and unrest that swept the country over the summer.

Mayor Eric Johnson welcomed Garcia in a statement and called his hiring a “historic moment for Dallas.” Johnson said he looks forward to seeing the new chief’s strategies to make the city safer.

Garcia beat out several other candidates, including current Dallas commanders, and will take over the department as it struggles with a rise in violent crime and dearth of trust among some Black and Latino residents.

Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata said he looks forward to working with Garcia, although his organization had hoped an internal candidate would be named chief.

Garcia brings decades of experience to Dallas and the Texas city has a population similar to San Jose’s in size and demographics. But Mata said the new chief will also have his work cut out for him in bringing down Dallas’ murder rate and would do well to surround himself with commanders who know the city and its politics.

Gun recovered after nearly 30 years reconnects family of slain Dallas police officer

The family of a slain Dallas police officer received an unexpected reminder this month of his service and sacrifice nearly 27 years after his death. 

At a time when policing is under a national microscope, the family hopes it can remind people of the dedicated officers who give their lives in the line of duty.

Badge number 3066 is among the dozens cut into the steel roof of the Dallas Police Memorial next to Dallas City Hall. Streaming sunlight casts the badge numbers onto the pavement below, onto the streets the officers once protected. Badge 3066 was worn by Sr. Cpl. Richard Lawrence. He was 46 years old when he interrupted two car thieves outside an apartment complex and was shot and killed on Nov. 9th, 1993.

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3 major North Texas cities searching for new police chiefs

The three biggest cities in North Texas are all searching for new police chiefs — Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington. But all may be looking for something different. Former Arlington PD Chief Theron Bowman, who is now a nationally known police consultant, joins Good Day to talk about each city.

To view the interview on FOX4, click HERE.

Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall Will Resign In November

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall will resign as chief of the department on November 10 after serving in the role for just over three years.She came to Dallas from Detroit where her father was an Officer with Detroit PD. He was murdered when Renee was 6 years old. City Manager T.C. Broadnax accepted her resignation on Tuesday. She is the first woman to ever lead the Dallas Police Department.

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Regal Row Street Racers Captured on Camera in Dallas

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At least once a week, part of a major Dallas roadway has been closing down for street racers. Hundreds of people, breaking the law for the thrill of it. Thursday night, it was all caught on camera and now Dallas Police say they’re working in overdrive to stop them. (Photo: NBCDFW)

Squealing tires, revved up engines — the sounds of street racing on Regal Row have been driving some crazy for years.

“They still doing they thing though. I don’t think it’s gonna stop,” said Ricky Ballard, an employee at nearby Allied Interiors.

New video, captured overnight, shows the cars and trucks in action near Irving Boulevard. Employees at Allied Interiors often get a front row seat.

“They take off right here and they go to the bridge. Once they get to the bridge, the first one to the bridge is the winner,” Ballard said.

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Parking space squabble on Dallas’ McKinney Avenue ends in shooting

By Teresa Gubbins

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2600 block of McKinney Avenue. (Google)

A fight over payment for a parking space ended up in a shooting on a main thoroughfare in Uptown Dallas.

According to the Dallas Police Department, the incident took place on April 22 at around 12:34 a.m., when officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 2600 block of McKinney Avenue.

Police interviewed the victim, who stated he was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect, identified in a release as 28-year-old Nnaemeka Onyedebely, regarding payment of a parking space.

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Dallas council member Kevin Felder involved in incident with cameraman after warrant issued for arrest

By Corbett Smith and Robert Wilonsky

This story is developing.

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Dallas police have issued an arrest warrant for City Council member Kevin Felder, nearly two weeks after the council member was allegedly involved in a car accident with a scooter prior to a City Council meeting.

The news of the warrant broke Monday afternoon, not long after Felder took part in a Public Safety & Criminal Justice Committee meeting. Felder’s troubles continued afterward when he was in what appeared to be a physical altercation with a TV news cameraman as the first-term council member left City Hall.

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DPD busts alleged sex-trafficking operation at NW Dallas massage parlor; 4 arrested

Author: Rebecca Lopez, Marie Saavedra

c9a15660-e260-4255-b741-de7234558f58_750x422DALLAS — At least 16 women were found at a northwest Dallas massage parlor Wednesday during a sex-trafficking raid, WFAA has learned, and four people have been arrested on charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution.

Pornthipa Khan, 54; Steven Eix, 53; Josip Maric, 42; and Yenrudee Anuson, 44, have been taken into custody in the case.

Eix was arrested in Lewisville, while Maric and Anuson were arrested in Commerce, northeast of Dallas. Khan was arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The four suspects were “directly responsible for the illicit massage businesses” involved in the sting, according to a police news release. 

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