Police Kill Carjacking Suspect, Injure Another

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A rough approximation of where last night's police shooting took place.
At around 9:05 Wednesday night, Dallas police say, Luis Escalante, 23, and Carlos Cipriano, 37, approached a customer in front of Smoke For Less in the 2900 block of Esters Boulevard in northwest Irving, brandished a weapon -- possibly a pellet gun -- and made off with a vehicle equipped with LoJack tracking device.

Dallas police tracked them to a parking lot near the 7ABC Beer-To-Go at 3000 Lombardy Lane, near Harry Hines Boulevard. Escalante and Cipriano were sitting in the vehicle, and a third, unidentified man was standing outside, talking to them. Officer Timothy Payovich began issuing "loud verbal commands."

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Dallas County Sheriff's Office
Luis Anthony Escalante
The man outside of the vehicle hit the pavement, lying prone. Escalante, according to a police statement, threw the vehicle in reverse and "accelerated rapidly." Payovich and Sergeant Scott Rudloff tried to move out of the way, police say, but Escalante "maneuvered his vehicle in their direction."

Rudloff, Payovich and a third officer, Jason Crow, opened fire on the vehicle, which crashed into Payovich's squad car. Dallas Fire and Rescue took Escalante and Cipriano to Parkland Hospital, where Escalante was pronounced dead. Cipriano is listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his lower back.

Cipriano has a previous charge for burglary of a vehicle. Escalante has previous arrests for possession of methamphetamine, according to a Dallas County criminal court background search.

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Cecydomingues12385
Cecydomingues12385

Sad to see all these rude comments...overall they are still humans.they just made bad choices.nobody deserves to get killed...I personally knew carlos and he is coo? Dude but he lost himself to drugs n a criminal life.....I hope he gets better and learns his lesson from all of this.

Saddened
Saddened

Shame...It hurts my heart to read these horrible comments!!! I knew Mr.Escalante and he was a loving  person who just lost his way in life,and he made a very bad decision, which he payed dearly for with his life! By no means do I condone his actions, but his family are also victims in this tragedy. Please remember he was all of these to someone... a son, brother, father,lover, and friend! Just as everyone of us are all those things to someone, We have all lost our way at one point or another in our life, Not one of us is better then the other.

Paul
Paul

Can we send an invoice for the bullets to the dead suspect's family?

Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam

 Sure, why not. DPD saved them a bunch of gas money driving back and forth to Huntsville.

Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam

It's good that they are getting better aim. not too long ago the only people who got hit were each other and an innocent bystander. I'd love to hear how many rounds were fired. I would guess at least 60. I'd rather my tax dollars go to bullets than prisons.

doesthispostmakemybuttlookbig?
doesthispostmakemybuttlookbig?

Damn! I was really hoping to get to know Mr.Escalante better. Seems(or I suppose, seemed) like a real nice guy....too bad.

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Funny because I watched the DPS (about thirty cars) chase one idiot all over Rockwall via Ch 8 just the other day. Seemed like a horrible wast of time and resources when these guys are the best shots in the state of Texas (cept for maybe a few boys in Killeen) a properly placed bullet can really preserve public saftey

Dsa
Dsa

Unfair Park Comments... If a tree falls in the woods...

Heywood U. Buzzoff
Heywood U. Buzzoff

Observer version - If a tree falls in the woods, Schutz will blame north Dallas Republicans and Wilonsky would wonder how that would have affected old buildings in Deep Ellum.

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