Reward Offered in Dallas Police Car Shooting

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    Dallas police are concerned about a dangerous suspect on the loose after an officer-involved shooting last week.

    Dallas police are concerned about a dangerous gunman on the loose after an officer-involved shooting last week.

    When two young officers tried to pull over a small sedan last Thursday, one man got out of the car and started shooting at the officers at least 10 times. Several of those bullets hit the squad car.

    The officers were not injured.

    Police Continue Search for Gunman After Traffic Stop Shootout

    [DFW] Police Continue Search for Gunman After Traffic Stop Shootout
    The search continues for a man who opened fire on two Dallas police officers overnight.

    The man then got back in the car and took off. It happened on the 500 block of South Llewellyn Avenue in Oak Cliff.

    Traffic Stop Turns Into Shoot-Out With Dallas Police

    [DFW] Traffic Stop Turns Into Shoot-Out With Dallas Police
    Dallas police are searching for the gunmen who started shooting at officers during a traffic stop in Oak Cliff Friday morning before getting away.

    "He's a danger not only to law enforcement but to the entire public at large," said Maj. Jeff Cotner in a news conference.

    That danger is on the minds of many fellow officers.

    In fact, NBC 5 was able to spend time with one patrol officer, Sr. Cpl. Kim Waller, to pick her brain as to how dangerous her job is as a DPD officer.

    She said while she would rate most days a 9 1/2 or 10, some days, like last Thursday, are far worse.

    "It could happen to any officer at any time," Waller explained.

    She said that officer-involved shooting served as reminder to never let your guard down. Waller explained how some traffic stops can be more dangerous, especially at night.

    "Even with the brightest flash light, you shine it on the back or side window, you still can't really see what's really going on. It's a little scarier at night," she said. "You never know what drugs are in someone's system. They might not even know what they're doing."

    Waller herself has responded to hundreds of calls in her more than two decades of experience. She says she relies on her experience, her training and a tool she considers even stronger on the streets: her faith.

    "I've been doing it 23 years and going home. And I plan on doing it, I don't know, another 10 years, I guess. I just thank God. I have a lot of faith in God," she said.

    Dallas police want your help if you know anything about Thursday's shooting. A $15,000 reward is being offered. You can call Crimestoppers with info at 214-373-TIPS (8477).