Duncanville, Texas – On Monday, June 13, 2022, at approximately 8:43 AM, Duncanville Police Department began receiving calls concerning an armed individual and shots fired at the Fieldhouse, 1700 S. Main Street, Duncanville. Duncanville Police Officers were on the scene by 8:45 AM and immediately began a search of the building.
Officers quickly located and exchanged gunfire with a suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect was wounded during the exchange.
Officers immediately rendered first aid before being transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The summer camp for 4 to 14-year-olds was beginning its second week with an average attendance of over 250 campers and staff. Camp and Fieldhouse staff followed lockdown procedures. Due to the clear-headed actions of staff and the quick response time of law enforcement, there were no additional injuries.
Duncanville ISD assisted by providing safe transportation for children, moving them by school bus from the Fieldhouse to the Duncanville Recreation Center, which was established as a reunification center. As of this release, all the children have been picked up by parents or guardians.
As is standard protocol with any officer-involved shooting, and in the interest of transparency, the Duncanville Police Department has asked that the Texas Department of Public Safety take over this investigation. The results of their findings will be released as soon as they have completed their work.
Duncanville Police officers followed their training, and the City commends them for their actions today.