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.