Off-duty Dallas cop fired after shooting at another officer during Uber ride
As the two off-duty officers struggled for control of the weapon, the gun discharged, hitting the sunroof
By Ashley Silver
DALLAS — Last week, a Dallas police officer was arrested on an aggravated assault charge and placed on administrative leave for allegedly shooting at another officer while riding together in an Uber. Now, according to the Dallas PD, the officer has been fired following the incident.
According to WFAA News, DPD officer Anthony Heims is accused of pointing a gun at the head of another officer while riding in the Uber. As the two off-duty officers struggled for control of the weapon, the gun discharged, hitting the sunroof. The Uber driver called 911, reporting a back seat passenger had shot a front seat passenger, according to the report.
Officers later recovered Heims' pistol from the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The officer in the front seat, according to WFAA, “was intoxicated” and told officers he “heard a gunshot and his ears were ringing.” He also said he didn’t remember “how he came to be in possession” of the pistol, but placed it on the front passenger seat after the gunshot.
An investigation remains ongoing.