Man released from jail due to covid19 fears exchanges gunfire with Grand Prairie Police

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On Monday, April 13, 2020, at approximately 7:24 p.m., Grand Prairie Police observed a man walking with a firearm in his hand along the service road of westbound IH-20 near Great Southwest Pkwy. The suspect refused to comply with the officer’s commands and fired his weapon multiple times at the officer. The officer, who was not struck by gunfire, returned fire with his duty weapon, missing the suspect. The suspect fled on foot and was quickly apprehended.

The suspect, 28-year-old Alvin Leroy Hemphill III of Dallas, was involved in a Domestic Violence shooting earlier in the day in Carrollton. He was recently released from Dallas County Jail due to COVID19 fears.

Hemphill is being held in the Grand Prairie Detention Center with a charge of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant and two additional charges of Aggravated Assault from Carrollton Police Department. At the time of the shooting, Hemphill was also out on bond for unrelated Resisting Arrest and Evading Arrest charges out of Dallas County.

The officer has been placed on routine administrative leave.

Photo Credit: Will Crews, Grand Prairie News