October 19, 2016
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 3 years ago
The officer investigating the carjacking, which was reported about 8 p.m. Tuesday, found the stolen car about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 3500 block of Virginia Boulevard in west Oak Cliff.
Driving the car was 24-year-old Anthony Garcia of Dallas, who got out and approached the officer holding a gun, Dallas police Maj. Jimmy Vaughan said.
The officer then shot Garcia, who died at the scene. The officer was not injured.
But police were told that a second person may be barricaded in a home nearby. Dozens of officers, several in tactical gear, were called to the neighborhood to coax the person out of the house.
Garcia's relatives gathered nearby to grieve as they waited for information about the shooting. Some of them shouted expletives at officers blocking the streets but were quickly held back by others.