Police: Man Tried to Run Officers Down with Car
The Des Plaines man whom police shot and killed Sunday was charged with attempted murder, possession of a controlled substance, more.
The Des Plaines man police shot to death in a strip mall in the 1900 block of E. Touhy Avenue on Sunday, May 13 tried to run the officers down with his car after a physical confrontation, forcing the officers to shoot Salgado, Des Plaines police stated in a press release Wednesday.
Carlos Salgado, 44, succumbed to his injuries on the scene, the report states. Des Plaines police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at approximately 3:12 p.m. on May 13.
Salgado was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of resisting arrest. He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.
Salgado had a criminal record, and was arrested in February on two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, the Daily Herald reported. His next scheduled court date was June 4.
Salgado was killed by a gunshot wound in the upper torso, and, after an autopsy was complete, his death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office stated on Monday afternoon.
The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force is investigating the incident. The task force often investigates other agencies when there is a shooting, police stated.
The incident occurred east of the strip mall that includes the Angel Town preschool and a liquor store, in the strip mall with 7-Eleven, Sunrise Grill and Benedict’s Old Fashion Barber Shop.
The complaint states that without just cause or just provocation, the defendants, either one or both officers, shot Salgado. The court document also states that the use of deadly force was excessive, unreasonable, unprovoked and unwarranted.