DALLAS -- One man was fatally shot and another was wounded after he pointed an assault weapon at officers during a series of unrelated shootings overnight.
The officer-involved shooting occurred about 1:20 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 18000 block of Midway Road in north Dallas. A mother and her son were arguing about a wreck the son had had in a rental vehicle. The son was allegedly intoxicated, according to a written statement from Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse, a Dallas police spokesman.
The mother waited for officers outside the apartment. When the officers went to the door to talk to the son, he yelled that they would just have to kill him, according to Janse. The man opened the door holding an assault type rifle and raised it toward the officers, the statement said.
The two officers fired, striking the son at least once in the neck, Janse said.
Jamison Lee Thompson, 29, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in serious condition, then was transferred to Lew Sterrett Justice Center, where he faces charges of aggravated assault on a public servant, Janse said.
The fatal shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. Friday during a robbery at a suspected drug house.
Durrell Collins, 32, was in an apartment in the 3400 block of Fordham Road in south Dallas where police allege that food, drinks and drugs were sold, Janse said. Two men with bandanas over their faces entered and shot and killed Collins, police said. Police said they are not sure what was taken.
Five minutes later, at an apartment complex in the 9600 block of Forest Lane in north Dallas, a 52-year-old man was confronted by two men who demanded money from him at gunpoint, Janse said.
The victim told the men he had no money and was shot several times, including in the right arm, police said. The two men fled, and the victim was taken to Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, where he was listed in good condition, police said.
In a fourth incident, three people were inside an apartment in the 3000 block of Beauchamp Street in south Dallas when two men kicked in the rear door at 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to authorities. As the victims were being robbed at gunpoint, another man walked in, saw what was happening and ran, but was shot in the right leg, police said.
He was taken to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas in good condition, according to authorities. The suspects fled on foot with an unknown amount of property, police said.