October 24, 2012
Agencies: Texas Department of Criminal Justice | Texas Attorney General's Office | Texas Department of Public Safety | Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office Texas | Texas Civil Rights Project | Lewisville Police Department Texas | Denton County Sheriff's Office Texas
Cause of death: Not Yet Known
Last updated: almost 5 years ago
On October 24, 2012, at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to an aggravated assault call at the McDonald's restaurant located at 501 East Round Grove Road, Lewisville, Denton County, Texas. Reportees stated a male (later identified as Hamill) threatened a customer in the drive-thru lane with a handgun. Hamill then fled the restaurant in a 2012 Dodge Ram truck with an Oklahoma license plate. The vehicle information was relayed to responding officers. Officers M. Hernandez and R. Limon were riding partners in a marked police unit. They observed the vehicle as it was attempting to leave the east entrance/exit of the shopping center where the restaurant is located. Officers activated their emergency lights and conducted a known-risk stop. Officer J. Martinez arrived as a back-up unit on the stop. Hamill was ordered out of the vehicle. Hamill exited the vehicle with a Taurus .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun with a flashlight mount in his right hand. Hamill was holding the handgun towards the ground with the light activated. Officers gave Hamill numerous commands to drop the weapon. Hamill raised the weapon from his side in a threatening manner. Officer M. Hernandez fired ten (10) rounds from his Glock 22 service weapon. Officer R. Limon fired seven (7) rounds from his H&K USP 40 service weapon. Officer J. Martinez fired three (3) rounds from his Glock 22 service weapon. Hamill was struck multiple times by gunfire. Officers requested paramedics and administered first aid. Hamill was transported to Medical Center of Lewisville by Lewisville Fire Department paramedics. Hamill was pronounced deceased at 11:02 p.m. The body was transported to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office for autopsy.