Just after 6 o'clock last night, the gang unit was serving an aggravated assault warrant for 29 year-old William Jobe. Senior Corporal Smith had received a tip that Jobe was staying at a dallas apartment complex in the 4900 block of Wadsworth. Smith approached the apartment door.
Investigators say occupants of the apartment opened the door a crack, then slammed it as Smith tried to push it back open.
Ebony Hooks lives above the apartment where the shooting happened. She described the scene, "you heard knock, knock, knock 'gang unit' pow! and then the gunshots were tat, tat, tat."
One of the shots hit Smith in the head. Other members of the gang unit dragged the officer around the corner, away from the apartment.
Hooks said, "he was laid out on the ground right there, they weren't resuscitating him at all. He was just laying there at first and the police officer said, 'can you hear me, can you hear me.' "
Smith was rushed to Baylor University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
There was still a heavy DPD presence at the apartment complex Wednesday as officers, with black tape over their badges, conducted a sweep this morning and continued to monitor the complex into the afternoon.
Dallas Police Lt. Andrew Harvey said, "unfortunately, things like this just highlight how dangerous this job can be."