DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Three Dallas Police officers fired at and ultimately killed a man who Chief Eddie Garcia said tried to carjack a woman, robbed a CVS at gunpoint and ran across LBJ Freeway Monday evening, April 19.
Chief Garcia said the officers fired at the man, later identified as Edgar Luis Tirado, 28, when he pointed what turned out to be a fake gun at them.
No officers or bystanders were hurt.
Chief Garcia said officers first responded to a report of an attempted carjacking by an armed man in Far North Dallas around 4 p.m.
Officers had a confrontation with the man, Chief Garcia said, when the suspect pulled out a handgun before running off.
The man ran out the back of the CVS.
After running across I-635, the suspect then ran to the eastbound service road of 635 and encountered officers.
The suspect pointed his handgun at the officers, resulting in officers shooting at and striking the suspect, ultimately killing him, Chief Garcia said.
It was later determined his gun was a replica gun.