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, 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.

, 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.

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Red Sam Rackham May 17, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Salgado IS charged?!?!? Shouldn't that read "was charged" since the man is dead? As for the lawsuit, if Sagado resisted arrest and then tried to run down the police with his car, I don't believe anything the police did can be considered "excessive force." I wonder how his wife got hooked up with an ambulance chasing shyster. I'm sure she's not filing without legal advice. I'm betting her case'll get thrown out.
Pam DeFiglio May 17, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Good point, Sam, I changed it to "was." I hope we'll get more info on what exactly happened.


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