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Dallas police fired 57 times in West Oak Cliff fatal shooting

Dallas police chief EDDIE GARCIA stands at a podium during a press conference in the police headquarters media briefing room.
Pablo Arauz Peña
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia during a press conference at police headquarters on Jan. 27, 2023. Police unveiled body camera footage in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Joey Fraire.

Police say Joey Fraire refused to exit a vehicle before opening fire on officers.

Six Dallas police officers fired 57 times in the shooting death of an 18-year-old capital murder suspect after the man fired at least twice, injuring an officer in the foot, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters Friday.

The department posted the body camera footage on YouTube Friday afternoon.

Dallas PD | Officer Involved Shooting | January 25, 2023

Police say 18-year-old Joey Fraire died in the hospital Wednesday after Dallas police officers shot him in West Oak Cliff. Fraire was being pursued by the department’s fugitive unit for a capital murder arrest warrant in the killing of a Farmers Branch resident.

Officers found Fraire in the passenger seat of a car at the 2500 block of Bahama Drive in Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. Police say officers called on Fraire and a driver to exit the car. The driver exited the vehicle but Fraire stayed and fired at least two shots at officers, hitting one — Joshua González — in the foot, Garcia said.

Officers returned fire with 57 shots and hit Fraire while another officer was shot. Both were taken to a local hospital.

Fraire died at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday from his gunshot wounds.

The officer was treated and released.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Pablo Arauz Peña is the Growth and Infrastructure Reporter for KERA News.