A teenager is behind bars after what Dallas Police describe as a series of crimes he was involved in, including robbery and a shootout with an officer.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday night north of Dallas Love Field.
Dallas Police say an officer was covertly watching the Stop-n-Buy store in the 9300 block of Brockbank Avenue after a series of recent robberies in the area.
A cashier at the store told NBC 5 that they had been robbed three times in the last ten days by the same suspect, a suspect Dallas police say they now have in custody.
Jose Acosta Serrano, 17, is in jail on $150,000 bond and facing two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault on a public servant.
The assault on a public servant charges comes after the officer that observed Serrano run from the store and jump in the trunk of a nearby car followed Serrano and two women in the car to a nearby apartment complex.
The women left the car and Serrano then left the trunk holding a handgun, according to police. Senior Corporal Adam Gadomski told Serrano to drop the gun and that he was a police officer, police say.
While Serrano was climbing over a fence the two men exchanged gunshots, with neither being injured.
Serrano is then accused of breaking into the apartment of someone not involved in the robbery and briefly preventing several people from leaving.
The SWAT team was called out and eventually took Serrano into custody. He had let the people out of the apartment prior to SWAT’s arrival.
The vehicle Serrano emerged from was carjacked from a woman earlier on Friday several blocks away from the robbery. The two women with him were not taken into custody.