DALLAS - Two men have been arrested after a shooting involving an investigator for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Park Ford Oaks Apartments near Lemmon Avenue and the Dallas North Tollway.
Dallas police said the Dallas County investigator was parking at the apartments, when all of a sudden, a man she knew, identified as Derrick Hunt, started banging on her window.
At that point, the man she was with, identified as James Gray, grabbed her service weapon out of the holster in her passenger seat and used it to shoot the person at the car window, police said.
Hunt was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive.
Both the shooter and the injured man have been arrested, though, no charges have been filed yet.
Police said they’ve recovered the weapon that was involved, and no other weapons were found.
The investigator, who is also a sworn peace officer, was not hurt. She was taken in for questioning, along with Gray.
The district attorney’s office isn’t commenting on this or saying if the investigator involved is still at work, only saying this is all still under investigation.
“We will have to conduct a thorough investigation to be able to answer questions like how did this happen, what were the relationships and what the beliefs were at the time, if we can even determine that. It wouldn’t be prudent for me to do that at this point,” said Maj. Max Geron with the Dallas Police Department.
“To me, it sounded like gunfire, and I was very off-put by it,” Rodney Famer said.
Farmer said he suddenly woke up to what sounded like gunshots Thursday night.
“[I heard] probably 10 or 11 [shots],” Farmer added. “I thought it was somebody banging on the door, but it was definitely gunfire. You could tell it was just repeating, like, pow, pow, pow, pow.”
Farmer said he also heard a man and a woman yelling.
“I heard a male’s voice yelling, ‘Get out of here,’” he added. “It sounded as if he was trying to scare somebody off the property. It didn’t sound like they were trying to hurt somebody or anything like that, but I didn’t really know for sure. It was kind of terrifying to wake up to be honest.”
Another neighbor was just coming home, and saw an injured man in the middle of the parking lot.
“He wasn’t moving, he was just laying on the ground, laying just open. There was a phone in his hand or something,” said Zoey Ralston.
“It kind of scared me a little bit, to be honest, because I live in an area I thought was safe, and then you hear something like that happen. It kind of makes you reconsider," Farmer said.
A mugshot for Hunt isn’t available because he’s still in the hospital.
Dallas police haven’t said how all three involved know each other.