On September 22, 2023, at approximately 5:25 AM, Garland Police Officers responded to a residence in the 4000 block of Chinaberry Drive following a 911 call in which a subject made threatening statements indicating he was prepared to use force against responding officers.
Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement established a perimeter around the location to ensure the safety of all involved. The subject was later identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Hines, who emerged from the residence armed with a handgun.
In an attempt to de-escalate the situation, officers engaged in a dialogue with Jeremy. During the course of the interaction, Jeremy pointed his weapon at the officers, prompting one of them to discharge a single round from their firearm. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the officer's discharge. Jeremy subsequently dropped his weapon, allowing officers to take him into custody without further incident.
Jeremy Hines now faces charges of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and is presently detained at the Garland Detention Center, where no bond has been set.
Following standard procedures, Garland Detectives, in conjunction with members of the Dallas County District Attorney's Office Public Integrity Unit, have initiated an investigation into the incident.
Per departmental policy, the officer involved in the discharge will be placed on paid administrative leave pending further developments.
The investigation is ongoing.