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    28-year-old is fatally shot after reaching for his waist

    10:26 PM CDT on Monday, September 3, 2007
    By TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News
    [email protected]

    A security guard fatally shot a man in northwest Dallas late Sunday because he believed the man was going to shoot him, authorities said.

    Carlos Diaz-Sorto, 28, was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police did not release the name of the security guard.

    The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a business complex in the 9900 block of Monroe Drive.

    According to police, Mr. Diaz-Sorto was involved in a disturbance outside a nightclub, and shots were fired. One witness told police he was running because he thought Mr. Diaz-Sorto was going to hurt him.

    A security guard tried to confront Mr. Diaz-Sorto, who had a handgun.

    Mr. Diaz-Sorto ran and the security guard chased him, police said.

    "The guy turned and reached for his waist, and then [the security guard] shot and killed him," said Dallas police Sgt. Larry Lewis, a homicide division supervisor.

    Police said the case would be referred to a grand jury.

    Police did not recover a gun from Mr. Diaz-Sorto, and said it appeared that the weapon may have been picked up by someone else. They are investigating whether Mr. Diaz-Sorto is a gang member.

    Its not how we die that counts.....
    Its not how we lived that counts....
    all that matters is how we saved that one life that one time by being in the right place at the right time....

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    There is gallons of paint worth of gang grafitti in the northwest area of Dallas that has shown up in the last few years on buildings older than I am. (over 40)
    This is no surprise.
    Observe and report what you saw with a good flashlight.
    Bedtime at sunrise


    • #3
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