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Shots fired overnight on Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas

Shots fired overnight on Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas
Someone fired three rounds of ammunition at a police car traveling on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas. Photo by Marco Becerra
Juan Carlos de la Rosa
Juan Carlos de la Rosa, 21, was arrested August 12 for aggravated assault of a public servant. Photo courtesy of Dallas Sheriff's Office
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas
Juan Carlos de la Rosa

A Dallas man is in jail after reportedly firing several rounds of ammunition at a marked police car while driving erratically along the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge after 2 am Monday, August 12. Juan Carlos de la Rosa, 21, was arrested for aggravated assault of a public servant, evading arrest and driving while intoxicated. 

According to police, de la Rosa was driving a black Nissan sedan and drifting in and out of his lane. When an officer drove up beside him, de la Rosa took out a pistol and fired three rounds at the police cruiser before racing off.

The officer gave chase, and de la Rosa eventually abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot with another suspect near the intersection of Canada Drive and Hampton Road. Police reportedly captured both suspects.

De la Rosa is being held without bond in Dallas County Jail. He has previously been arrested on theft charges and for unlawful use of a motor vehicle. Police are still investigating the August 12 incident.