DALLAS SWAT officers on Monday entered a home and arrested a murder suspect who barricaded himself inside following a high speed chase that stretched aross the city.
Police responded to a shooting call at a home at 12316 Hoblitzelle Drive at 10:15 a.m. on Monday. When officers arrived, they found a pregnant woman who was shot. She yelled her attacker's name to police, who looked out the home's window to see the man speeding away in a silver sedan.
Officers began trailing closely behind the car as it sped along westbound Interstate 30 near Fair Park. The suspect then exited northbound onto U.S. 75 and returned to the neighborhood where the incident began.
After the 40 minute chase, the suspect abandoned the sedan and fired at police, hitting Ofc. Daniel Malouf in the abdomen. He was taken to Medical City Hospital and was released at about 2:30 p.m.
A bullet hole was visible in a police cruiser near the driver's side seat and Chief David Brown visited Malouf in the hospital. Brown declined an interview.
The residence at 2064 Galva Street where the man barricaded himself is about a half-mile from the murder scene.
According to the victim's family, the woman and her unborn child both died at an area hospital. Dallas police identified her as Breshuana Jackson, who turned 28 on Saturday.
The man was barricaded in the home for about four hours. At about 4:15 p.m., SWAT officers, who had been shooting tear gas into the home, breached the door.
The nearby Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet School was locked down as police worked to arrest the suspect. Richardson Independent School District spokesman Tim Clark said the school dissmissed normally at 3:30 p.m. The incident did not impact bus schedules and parents did not need to come to school, he said.
The neighborhood was blocked off and media helicopters were asked to vacate the airspace. Schroder, Galva and Willowdell streets were all closed. Students had to be picked up at the school's east side. News outlets were also asked to stop live coverage from the scene.