A Dallas police officer who was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the death of a pedestrian who was crossing a street in the middle of the night has been released from jail, according to his attorney.
Police said a woman was walking her dog along Interstate 35W on Saturday night when the officer fired several shots, striking her in the face and neck.
She was taken to a hospital, where she later died.
The officer, Jose E. Perez, 28, is charged with murder, attempted murder and other charges in the case.
The incident is under investigation, Dallas police Chief David Brown said at a news conference Monday.
“There’s a lot of things that we’re looking into,” Brown said.
“I think we’re going to find out a lot more than just the name of the officer.”
Perez was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the July 2 shooting of the woman, whom police said was walking along a road near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Interstate 35E when Perez fired.
The woman was taken in critical condition to the University of North Texas Medical Center.
The arrest of Perez comes at a time of heightened concern about the rise of violence in Dallas, where homicides have risen in recent months and the number of police officers shot and killed rose from 2 in 2014 to 5 in 2016.
The police department released video Monday of Perez’s arrest and his attorney, Brian Foy, said he had been released on bond.
He also said Perez had been involved in a domestic dispute in December.
“We have been through a lot,” he said.
Perez is the second Dallas police official to be arrested in connection with a shooting in the city this year.
Earlier this month, Officer Brian R. Kowalczyk, 30, was charged in the shooting death of Jamari Bowers, 24, who was shot several times in the back by another officer in a dispute over a parking space.
Police identified the officer as Cpl.
Kevin Smith, who had been placed on administrative leave after the shooting.
Smith was later arrested and accused of shooting Bowers multiple times and then fleeing.
He was later cleared of any wrongdoing.
Police have not released details about the incident.