This is probably a sign of the times and the times are not great, even in Texas. An incident that took place outside of Dallas back on Halloween turned out to be a particularly nasty trick and not a treat at all. A routine automobile accident had occurred and a couple of police officers were on the scene as the drivers waited for a tow truck to arrive. Then, with no warning or provocation, gunfire was heard. What had started as one of the most typical things you’re likely to see on any roadway had suddenly turned dangerous and it was obvious that the police officers were being fired upon. (CBS Dallas – Ft. Worth)
The investigation continues into finding who shot at four officers while they were helping victims of a traffic accident at the intersection of John West Road and La Prada Drive.
The shooting happed on October 31, 2020, at 6:58 p.m.
Two Dallas police officers along with two Mesquite officers — all in uniform — were targeted.
While waiting on a tow truck for one of the cars involved in the accident, one of the officers heard a shot come from behind their location. Immediately following the initial shot, 4-5 additional shots were fired. The officers took cover and called for an assist officer.
Thankfully, despite as many as a half dozen shots being fired, none of the officers or the motorists were injured. After calling for backup and ensuring that the motorists took cover, the officers began searching for the shooter or shooters. The CBS report describes what we so often hear about police officers and other first responders. In their efforts to locate the suspect, they “ran toward the area of the gunshots.”