Updated on April 22, 2021, at 5:45 p.m.
On April 19, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Dallas police officers responded to 911 calls regarding a man with a gun. During the confrontation, 28-year-old Edgar Luis Tirado pointed his handgun at uniformed Dallas police officers, resulting in officers discharging their weapons and striking Mr. Tirado. This investigation is being conducted by the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office responded to the location to conduct an independent investigation. In an effort to be transparent, the Dallas Police Department is releasing the helicopter and body-worn camera footage of the incident.
Updated on April 20, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
The suspect involved in the OIS has been identified as Edgar Luis Tirado, a 28-year-old white male. Next of kin has been notified.
Updated on April 20, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.:
Below is a basic timeline of the events that occurred leading up to the officer involved shooting –
- 2:32 p.m. – Disturbance at the Fiesta Supermarket at 8060 Spring Valley Road resulting in an aggravated robbery of a business when the suspect stole items and pointed his gun at store employees before fleeing on foot
- 3:54 p.m. – Officers received a call from a female who stated a male pointed a gun at an unknown person near the school parking lot in the 14000 block of Rolling Hills Lane
- 4:32 p.m. – Officers located the suspect on Esperanza Road and confronted the suspect. The suspect reached into his back waistband, produced a handgun, and pointed it at officers – the officers did not fire upon the suspect
- Below is the suspect pointing his handgun at the officers during the first confrontation
- 4:54 p.m. – The suspect is seen running through an apartment complex in the 13300 block of Esperanza Road
- 5:09 p.m. – A robbery call came in at the CVS at 13033 Coit Road regarding a suspect who entered, took property, and fled out the back door. The suspect pointed his gun at the manager as he was fleeing
- 5:23 p.m. – A 911 call came in regarding a man with a gun on foot. The suspect was located by officers and ran across LBJ. The suspect pointed his gun at the officers, at which time our officers discharged their weapons, striking the suspect.
- Below is the suspect pointing his handgun at the officers as they approach
- Three uniformed, Dallas police officers fired their weapons. The suspect was struck at least two times
It was later determined that the suspect’s handgun was a replica firearm. The gun on the right is the replica handgun with the ruler above it. The gun on the left is a Smith and Wesson revolver.
On Monday, April 19, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers received a call regarding an adult male walking around with a gun in the 14000 block of Rolling Hills Lane. Upon officers arrival, they encountered the suspect, at which time he pointed a handgun at the officers and fled on foot. The officers called for cover and began to set up a perimeter.
A call came in at a nearby CVS regarding a suspect, matching the description of the man with a gun, stealing from inside the store. The suspect pointed his gun at an employee inside the store and fled on foot. An officer observed the suspect flee a nearby business and run across all lanes of 635. The suspect then ran to the eastbound service road of 635 and encountered uniformed officers and marked squad cars. The suspect pointed his handgun at the officers, resulting in officers discharging their weapon, striking the suspect.
Officers provided medical attention at the scene, until DFR arrived and transported the suspect to an area hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries. It was later determined the gun was a replica firearm. This remains an ongoing investigation.