Car burglar fatally shoots security guard at Preston Center; Dallas police look for suspect

The Dallas Police Department identified the security guard who was fatally shot Friday afternoon and said they have located the suspect’s abandoned vehicle, but not the suspect.

The guard, 34-year-old Adalberto Santiago, confronted a man breaking into a car, according to police. A fight broke out, and the suspect shot Santiago before fleeing the scene. The suspect was driving a gold Toyota Camry, University Park officials said in a social media post.

Officers responded to the parking garage located in the 8200 block of Westchester Drive around 3:30 p.m., police said. Santiago was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police found the suspect’s car in a parking lot in the 2200 block of N. Cockrell Hill Road shortly before 5 p.m. The suspect is still at large, police said.

The City of University Park had asked the public to avoid the area of Preston Center West near Dallas on Friday afternoon as police searched a parking garage near Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the suspect or the shooting is asked to contact Detective Jonequia Acrond at 214-605-4691, or

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