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Dallas cop arrested in vehicle shooting

The Dallas Morning News by Tanya Eiserer - July 10, 2008

DALLAS — A Dallas police officer was arrested Wednesday, after authorities identified him as the man who shot at a woman's vehicle in Garland. Senior Cpl. Daniel Hageman, who was hired in 2001, is charged with deadly conduct in the incident, a third-degree felony. Cpl. Hageman turned himself in to Garland police about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dallas police have placed Cpl. Hageman on administrative leave pending an investigation by the department's Internal Affairs Division, according to a news release. Garland police Officer Joe Harn, a department spokesman, said the incident happened about 11:30 p.m. May 9 in the area of LBJ Freeway and Centerville Road. A woman and her friend were driving down the road when they noticed two speeding cars approaching from behind, Officer Harn said. One of the cars moved into the lane to the right of her, and it appeared that the man inside was yelling at them. "They said he appeared to be mad," Officer Harn said. "The driver said she continued to drive straight and tried not to look at him." They told police that the man pointed a gun at them before they heard what sounded like gunshots. Her passenger rear tire went flat, Officer Harn said. The motorist pulled to the side of the road and called authorities. "Officers see what they think is a bullet hole in the tire," Officer Harn said. "They got a good description of the car and a license plate." Police got a driver's license photo of the person thought to be driving the car and showed it to the passenger in the car that was shot at. She identified Cpl. Hageman, Officer Harn said. Garland police said they did not realize the shooter was a police officer until after a warrant for his arrest was issued in mid-June. Cpl. Hageman is assigned to Dallas' southeast patrol division.

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