Officer Involved Shooting – 1210 S. Lamar

So if I walk into a stranger’s apartment and shoot him dead, I get handcuffed and perp-walked in front of cameras, my name disseminated to the media and all the details of my life excavated while I sit in a holding cell. An off-duty police officer gets a shroud of secrecy and “administrative duty?” Is it any wonder why people are scared and distrustful of police. The double standard must be apparent. The difference in protocols, selective enforcement of relevant laws, undermines all efforts to bridge the ever-widening gap between authority figures and civilians.

DPD Beat

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…

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About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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1 Response to Officer Involved Shooting – 1210 S. Lamar

  1. So sad for the young man’s family. A innocent life gone just like that. I have been around the block too many times and lived a long time…there is too much here that isn’t being told. I have lived in apartment most of my life and many a night came home from working long shifts of 12 hours (very physical work) and sometimes come home high as a kite, never have I walked into the wrong apartment.I think there is a murder here that this officer thought she would get away with but then I have seen too much in life.

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