Garland Road Rage Case To Be Sent To Grand Jury – Talk Radio 1210 WPHT

Garland Road Rage Case To Be Sent To Grand Jury - Talk Radio 1210 WPHT
Garland Police Release New Details Surrounding Road Rage Shooting
GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Garland Police said Wednesday evening, the man fatally shot during an August 22 road rage incident on Northwest Highway, had taken aggressive action toward the driver of a pickup before he was shot and killed.

Garland Police said Francisco Javier Pasillas, was traveling westbound on Centerville Road, with his wife, when a dispute erupted between Pasillas and the people inside a Chevrolet pickup that was traveling the same direction.

Video: Centerville Northwest Shooting

Officers and Detectives conducted a videotaped interview of Pasillas’ wife, who said her husband, Francisco, was “mad” after being cut off by the driver of the pickup.

Pasillas’ wife told detectives that Pasillas threw a glass bottle at the pickup. She said shots were fired after Pasillas had thrown it.

Detectives recovered video from a nearby business showing the Escalade, driven by Pasillas, catching up to the pickup, which was traveling westbound on Centerville Road approaching Northwest Highway.

As Pasillas pulled up along the passenger side of the truck, Pasillas can be seen with his driver’s side window open and appears to be throwing an object at the pickup, which is consistent with statements given by Pasillas’ wife.

The driver of the pickup continued from the scene and drove to the Rowlett Police Station. The driver said he drove to the police station to report the incident and has been cooperative throughout the investigation.

The driver of the pickup waived his right to remain silent and to have an attorney present and agreed to be interviewed by detectives.

The driver of the pickup, and the passenger, both said that as the Escalade pulled up alongside their vehicle, they both heard a loud pop, and the back rear window shattering, sending glass into the cabin of the truck. Both the driver and passenger stated they believed the driver of the Escalade was shooting at them.

The Escalade and pickup were both seized as evidence. Detectives observed the rear passenger side window of the pickup to be shattered, and glass was inside the vehicle.

Based on all evidence, video, and witness statements obtained through the investigation, this case will be referred to the Dallas County Grand Jury.

Garland Police said in a statement, “This shooting is a tragic example of senseless road rage, impacting the lives of numerous people in multiple families. The Garland Police Department investigates all crime to the fullest and will make sure charges are filed as appropriate.”

GARLAND, Texas – The man who was shot and killed in a road rage incident in Garland last month instigated the situation, police say.

At 1 p.m. on August 22, police found 33-year-old Francisco Pasillas injured from a gunshot wound in his Cadillac Escalade near the corner of Northwest Highway and Centerville Road. He later died at a hospital.

Upon further investigation, police are now saying the person who shot Pasillas did so because he thought Pasillas was shooting at him and feared for his life.

In surveillance video just released by police, it appears Pasillas threw something out of his window towards another truck.

The two occupants in the other vehicle said they thought it was a bullet, and the driver then shot back.

The driver of the other vehicle drove to the Rowlett Police Station, where the two gave their story, were questioned, and then released.

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