More Details: Fatal Shooting Occurs After Traffic Stop on Sunday
Medical Examiner: Cause of death was gunshot wound to upper body.
Shortly after 3 p.m. on May 13 Des Plaines police conducted a traffic stop at a strip mall in the 1900 block of E. Touhy Avenue that resulted in police fatally shooting Carlos Salgado, 44, of Des Plaines, police stated on Monday.
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.
Police stated officers involved were injured, treated at Lutheran General Hospital and released; the report did not specify how many officers were treated.
The report did not give details about what happened leading up to the shooting. Salgado was listed as an offender in the report, but a specific crime was not stated.
The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force investigated the incident and released the scene several hours later, Des Plaines police Sergeant Michael Holdman said. The task force often investigates other agencies when there is a shooting, police stated.
“Police established and secured a perimeter until the Illinois State Police arrived,” Holdman said.
“The investigation is ongoing,” Holdman said.
Business owners in the strip mall said police were investigating the scene until 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. on May 13, and many were closed on Sunday.
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.
A reader reported the parking lot, and westbound lane of Touhy Avenue were closed for a period of time while the police and fire departments responded. The reader also reported there was “a large mound covered with a blue tarp” in the middle of the parking lot.