DALLAS — A carjacking suspect is dead after he was shot in what Dallas police said was an armed confrontation with an officer.
A statement on the Dallas Police Department live blog said 24-year-old Anthony Garcia died after he was shot while approaching officers while brandishing a handgun.
The shooting happened about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Cliff district about 5 miles west of downtown Dallas. Police say a plainclothes officer investigating a Tuesday night carjacking spotted the vehicle that was reported stolen. At that point, the driver of the vehicle emerged from the driver’s seat and approached the officer with a handgun. The officer to shoot him. The officer wasn’t wounded.
Police say another person was reported to be barricaded in a house nearby, but officers found no one there.