More information is becoming available regarding the shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a medical facility in Cedar Hill and injured a doctor.
It took place on July 25 at the Methodist Family Health Center in the 900 block of East Beltline Road at 12:20 p.m. Earlier, someone had contacted the police to report seeing a shooter enter the building.
When police came, according to Cedar Hill Police Chief Ely Reyes, they saw a doctor lying injured in the street in front of the clinic. He was sent to Methodist Dallas Medical Center and later discharged.
Police allegedly observed the shooter, 34-year-old Bryan McGee, flee the scene in a black Chrysler sedan before he slammed it into another car a short distance away
After the collision, up to five cops chased after McGee, and a gunfight broke out.
McGee is seen opening his car door at a major crossroads and shooting his gun at police, who then retaliate by firing back, according to body and dash camera footage that was released by the police on Wednesday. The shooting ceased when McGee put down his weapon, but he quickly took it up again and resumed firing until police “re-engaged” him to “stop the threat,” according to police.
When police arrived, they took McGee from his car and started giving him life-saving aid. In critical condition, he was sent to a nearby hospital.
Since McGee’s ex-girlfriend worked at the clinic and was there when the shooting occurred, the incident, according to the police, looks to have been planned. He is now facing an aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon charge, but more charges may follow.
Since then, the concerned officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted. “I’m pleased with them. Chief Reyes stated, “It’s not an easy thing to accomplish. “For the time being, we’re going to support them.”