Suspect in fatal Garland road-rage incident in custody, police say – Dallas News

Suspect in fatal Garland road-rage incident in custody, police say - Dallas News
Garland Police Investigating Fatal Road Rage Shooting Near Strip Mall, Suspect In Custody
On Friday, police said the case is likely to be referred to a grand jury to decide whether the unnamed suspect will face charges.

The shooting took place near Northwest Highway and West Centerville Road, a high-traffic area with multiple shopping centers nearby, anchored by a Tom Thumb and a Big Lots.

Suspect in custody after one left dead in possible road rage shooting, Garland police say

According to police, 33-year-old Francisco Pasillas and his wife were traveling in a white Cadillac Escalade and Pasillas became involved in a dispute with someone driving a truck.

As the vehicles approached the intersection, someone in the truck fired several shots at the Escalade, striking Pasillas. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect in the case voluntarily went to the Garland Police Department and was interviewed, police said. They did not release the suspects name.

Officers closed several lanes while they investigated. West Centerville Road was reopened shortly before 3 p.m., but Northwest Highway remained closed.

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GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Garland police are working a road rage shooting that happened near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Saturn Road that claimed a man’s life.

Francisco Javier Pasillas, 33, was shot in his white Escalade. His wife was in the passenger seat and was not harmed.

The Southbound lanes of W. Centerville from Gregory to Northwest Highway and Northwest Highway westbound to Saturn Rd. are closed due to the investigation. Its unclear how the incident started or how many people were involved.

“What we learned was the victim and another driver in a black truck were involved in a possible road rage incident, cutting each other off. When they approached the intersection at Northwest Highway, someone from the black truck fired at the victim, striking the driver,” said Lt. Pedro Barineau, Garland Police spokesperson.

During the investigation, the suspect voluntarily came to the Garland Police Department and was interviewed by detectives.

That person was released without being charged with a crime, but police say he is still considered a suspect in the case.


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