Cedar Hill Police Chief Reyes provided an update today on yesterday’s ‘active shooter incident’. During the briefing he identified the suspect as Bryan McGee, a 34-year-old male from Glenn Heights, Texas. At this time, the suspect remains hospitalized in critical condition.
He has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Additional charges are pending.
It was disclosed that McGee’s ex-girlfriend worked at the Methodist Family Health Center where the Cedar Hill Police responded to reports of a shooting. McGee recently
made threats towards the ex-girlfriend. Based on threats as well as other details the Chief provided, investigators believe this was a planned attack.
Review of the in-car and body camera video shows that the suspect fired at officers and
officers returned fire. At one point, the suspect dropped the firearm on the ground and
the shooting stopped. The suspect then picked up the firearm, and officers re-engaged
the suspect to stop the threat.
Officers then safely approached the vehicle, removed the suspect, and immediately
began providing life saving measures.
Chief Reyes was asked how he felt about his officers’ actions, and he became visibly emotional as he replied he was proud of them. “It’s not an easy thing to do,” Reyes said. He acknowledged its important to look out for the mental health of the responding officers.
The Chief said, they have not been able to speak with the suspect at this time and do not know if he was targeting specific
There were additional weapons and ammunition inside of the vehicle. Specifically the Chief said they recovered a semi-automatic rifle, also observed a shotgun and a pistol as well as additional ammunition. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the shooting investigation.
Cedar Hill Police released a portion of the video from responding officers during today’s media briefing. One clip is from an officer’s body cam and another from a responding officer’s dashcam.
Injured Physician Recovering At Home
Methodist Health System has confirmed a physician was injured in yesterday’s shooting incident at Methodist Family Health Center – Cedar Hill. The physician is now resting at home after being released from Methodist Dallas Medical Center today.