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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police released body camera footage Thursday showing officers alerting an armed suspect multiple times early Wednesday morning before a standoff ended in a barrage of bullets.

Officer Brandi Walling suffered minor injuries. The suspect, now identified as 64-year-old Darrell Hibbard, later died at a local hospital.

“This is never our intended outcome,” Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said at a press briefing to release body camera footage of the three responding officers.

Garcia called the cameras “one of the best things that could have happened to law enforcement” in a career spanning more than 30 years.

“I could come here and tell you all day how scary the situation was, right? You wouldn’t feel the reaction of the officers facing an armed gunman in a gun battle,” Garcia said.

Officers were called to the 10300 block of Shiloh Road just before 5:30 am Wednesday after receiving several 911 calls reporting a man with a gun.

Walling was in the first scene. Hibbard’s body camera captured her screams as she was seen standing near the sidewalk in front of her home.

That officer — his voice growing sharper — even warned Hibbard, “You’re going to get shot.” After about a minute and a half of such commands, the exchange ended in gunfire.

And while the body camera shows officers in the line of fire — two patrol cars hit by bullets — the video can’t answer the question of why Hibbard refused to drop his weapon.

In response to a journalist’s question, Garcia said, “I have no idea.” “We need to try to get more history on this man, what he was thinking. But at this point, we don’t know why he didn’t or why he started shooting at my officers.”

As multiple investigations continue to pursue answers, Garcia said they are exploring possible mental health issues. According to Garcia, more weapons were found on Hibbard’s porch. Even after he was wounded, Garcia said Hibbard continued to point his weapon at the officers.

“It gives you a sense of what you face every day … the dangers of this honorable profession,” Garcia said.


Dallas police have released body camera footage from the fatal shooting



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