Feb 6 2019
Updated on February 7, 2019 at 4:50 p.m.
Update on the Media Release posted on February 6, 2019
The suspect was identified as Austin Reed, W/M 26 years of age.
He is currently at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
He is currently being investigated and charged with the following felony offenses.
Aggravated Assault -Family Violence- Deadly Weapon – F19-51965
Aggravated Assault -Deadly Weapon -F19-51964
Aggravated Robbery of Individual -F19-51967
Aggravated Robbery of Individual – F19-51969
Aggravated Robbery of Individual – F19-51968
Aggravated Assault -Deadly Weapon – F19-51966
On February 6, 2019, around 4:20 p.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a 911 call about a female being held against her will. When they arrived at the location, a motel in the 9500 block of Forest Lane, they tried to make contact with the suspect. But the suspect jumped out of an elevated window and took off running. Officers ran after the suspect and saw that he was wearing body armor and was armed with a handgun.
During the pursuit, the suspect pointed his weapon toward his head multiple times and made threats to shoot himself. The suspect was able to briefly elude officers when he ran into a wooded area. The officers could hear several shots being fired in the wooded area. The suspect came out of the wooded area and ran into an apartment complex where he carjacked a female driver of an SUV at gunpoint. After the suspect entered the vehicle, shots were fired at the vehicle. The suspect drove the SUV through the apartment complex, smashed through the entrance gate where he lost control, and crashed into a light pole.
The suspect got out of the car and ran away again. He scaled a large wall and entered the backyard of a residence in a gated community in the 12200 block of Jackson Creek Drive. The suspect ran to the front of the residence and got into a vehicle parked in the driveway. The suspect then got out of the vehicle, ran across the street into an open garage, and then into a house. The homeowner confronted the suspect and the suspect left. Officers of the Dallas Police Department and Dallas County Community College Police Officers were positioned outside of that house. When the suspect came out of the house, he was still armed with a knife. Officers gave verbal commands to drop the knife. After the suspect would not comply with those commands, officers fired their weapons striking the suspect. The officers administered first aid to the suspect and he was taken to an area hospital. There were no officers or residents injured during this incident.