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Robber With Replica Gun Shot And Killed By Dallas Police On LBJ Freeway


UPDATE: Police identified the suspect on Tuesday as Edgar Luis Tirado, 28, after next of kin was notified.

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 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.

Officers set up a perimeter, and around 5:15 p.m. an armed robbery was reported at a CVS in the 13000 block of Coit Road, less than a mile south from the first incident. The robber matched the description of the man in the carjacking, Chief García said.

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.

Dallas officer-involved shooting (Chopper 11)

The man’s identity has not yet been released.

It was later determined his gun was a replica gun.

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wait doesn't replica mean that it looks real. That sounds to me like a guy who wanted to die. Hell if you point a gun at me and I think it's real I'm going to shoot you too.

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When a person of color gets shot it's national news When a white person gets shot it's only local news. The press likes rioting because it helps their ratings. The news is supposed to be impartial, instead they take the side that raises their viewership.


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