Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Followup TX: More Details in Macias Shooting

Witnesses said Macias exited the vehicle and approached the passenger side of the other car. He then reached into the car and began to assault the woman in the passenger seat, while attempting to pull her from the car. The driver and backseat passenger pulled at the woman in the front passenger seat, trying to keep her from being pulled from the car.

Macias reached for the seat belt mechanism, in a failed attempt to remove it. The backseat passenger saw Macias reach for something around his waistband, and fearing for his life, and the life of the woman in the front passenger seat, the backseat passenger fired two shots from a handgun, with both shots striking Macias. Macias fell to the ground and both cars left the scene. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a screwdriver next to Macias’s body.

Mesquite investigators believe that this is a case of self-defense, and defense of a third party. The case is being referred to the Dallas County Grand Jury.

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