One Shot In Attempted Carjacking In Pavilion on Lovers Lane

Dallas Police say a suspect was shot during an attempted carjacking in the 5600 block of Lovers Lane in the area of the Pavilion on Lovers Lane shopping center the evening of Dec. 30. 

Police say the suspect was taken to a local hospital and two others ran from the scene. No other injuries were reported. 

“The preliminary investigation determined an uninvolved party shot one of the suspects while they attempted to carjack the victim. The victim was threatened and shot at with a short barreled rifle,” Dallas police spokesperson Kristin Lowman said Dec. 31. “The individual who was shot was at last check in stable condition.”

The investigation is ongoing. We’ll update as more information becomes available.

Jon Schimmels said he and his family were at Odelay Friday in the Pavilion on Lovers Lane, which was crowded with diners, when they heard gunshots shortly before 6:30 p.m., and they and other diners took shelter in the kitchen or under tables.

“Our family of five went into the kitchen, and we hid our three kids under a kitchen table on the north wall,” Schimmels said. “The estimate from the 911 call is they took about 10 minutes to arrive which seemed like an eternity.”

“When the shots rang out, and everyone went to the back kitchen, there were several brave conceal, carrying patrons that were ready to shoot the perpetrators had they entered the restaurant I was shocked by how patrons had guns – they were willing to defend everyone in the restaurant,” Shimmels added. “That 10 minutes between the 911 call and the police arrival was scary because no one knew where the carjackers were. I was very thankful for those persons willing to defend us.”

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

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