George Delacruz Jr, 41

San Angelo, Texas
November 10, 2016

Agencies: Texas Attorney General's Office | Texas Department of Public Safety | U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


George Delacruz Jr., 41, has been identified by Texas Rangers as the man who was shot dead by law enforcement officers outside a downtown San Angelo restaurant Thursday.

The information came from a Texas Department of Public Safety news release issued Friday afternoon.

Law enforcement agencies were working to arrest Delacruz when gunshots were exchanged Thursday, according to police.

Delacruz was wanted on felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was a suspect in another recent aggravated assault.

Detectives and special agents encountered Delacruz, who was armed, outside Schlotzsky's at Koenigheim Street and Harris Avenue. According to police, Delacruz brandished a handgun and several shots were fired. The detectives and members of the agencies involved fired shots that struck Delacruz. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The agency said no further information, including the identities of the law enforcement personnel who fired the shots, would be issued at this stage of the investigation.

Jennifer Salas, 37, of San Angelo, was arrested at the same time and location on unrelated charges.

Salas was booked into the Tom Green County Jail on a drug, theft and failure to display driver license charges and numerous other minor offenses.

Salas was released Friday on more than $13,000 bond.

Delacruz was indicted Jan. 19 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to five years probation as part of a plea agreement with state prosecutors.

A motion to revoke his probation was filled June 27 and a capias warrant was issued for his arrest June 31.

Delacruz had only the aggravated assault arrest listed in Tom Green County jail records.