Police: Man Tried to Run Officers Down With Car After Confrontation

Des Plaines man 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 May 13 tried to run the officers down with his car after a physical confrontation, forcing the officers to shoot, 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.

Police said that Salgado's actions amounted to attempted murder, aggravated battery and resisting arrest. Salgado also would have faced charges of 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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RIck K May 17, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Not much to say. Sorry it had to happen, feel bad for his wife and kids. Not the police's fault.
steveB May 18, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I feel bad for the officers who had to shoot this guy and are now subject to investigation and lawsuits. Ms. Salgado, it's unfortunate your husband chose this route and his life ended this way. These were his actions. Leave these officers alone.
Robert May 18, 2012 at 09:56 PM
I feel sorry for everyone involved. In a case like this, no one wins.


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