(TX) – Officer Anthony Heims was arrested on Friday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The details about this incident are few and murky.
Officer Heims was riding in the back seat of an Uber and another, un-named officer was riding in the front passenger seat. Officer Heims pointed a Glock 26, 9 mm pistol, at the other officer’s head. The two struggled over the weapon and one of them caused the weapon to fire.
We know the barrel of the weapon was pointing up when the gun was fired because the sunroof was damaged. It sounds like Officer Heims had possession, with his finger on the trigger, as the other officer forced the gun up to protect himself. This is all supposition because the un-named officer admits to taking control of the weapon. We don’t know at what point the gun was fired.
The front seat passenger “was intoxicated” and told investigating detectives he “heard a gunshot and his ears were ringing,” according to the report. He didn’t remember “how he came to be in possession” of the pistol, but told police he had placed it on the front passenger seat after the gunshot, the affidavit said.
Police responded and found one man near the Uber driver and found Heims in the back seat of the Uber. The Uber driver told officers that Heims had pointed a gun at the head of the other passenger as he was driving them to a gated community, the affidavit said.
The Uber driver told police that the two passengers “struggled over the pistol, which discharged into the roof of the vehicle, damaging the sunroof,” according to the affidavit.
If the Uber driver told them that much, wouldn’t he have told the police what preceded the incident? Were they arguing? If so, about what? Why isn’t that information being given? Why is the name of the second officer not being released? The second officer admits to being intoxicated. Was Officer Heims also intoxicated? Where had the two been prior to the incident?
A police spokesperson did not answer questions about what led to the charge against Heims and said the affidavit would have to be obtained from the county clerk’s office, which did not immediately respond to a request for the document.
Everyone is slow walking information. What are they trying to keep from the public?
Dallas Police Department Press Release
The police department did put out a press release. It’s another example of them pretending to be transparent while withholding information.
Dallas Police Officer Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charge
On November 18, 2022, Dallas Police Officer Anthony Heims #10664, was arrested by Dallas Police Department and charged with Aggravated Assault.
Officer Heims has been on the department since September 2013 and is currently assigned to Southeast Patrol Division. Officer Heims is on administrative leave pending outcome of an Internal Affairs administrative investigation.
39-year-old Anthony Heims was hired in September of 2013. He was a patrol officer assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. Heims was placed on administrative leave while an internal affairs and a criminal investigation were conducted. He has since been fired. Heims “has not been granted bond.”