A prisoner who escaped from FL Law Enforcement Officers in Grapevine, TX while being transported to Las Vegas was shot and killed by DFW area police officers.
From WFAA TV
GRAPEVINE — After an intensive four-day manhunt, fugitive Alberto Morales was shot and killed by three officers near Grapevine Lake late Friday night, according to Grapevine police.
“I’m just so elated,” said neighborhood resident Martha Eberlein. “I’m so happy; I’m so relieved that this man’s been caught and we don’t have to be on such a lookout.”
He escaped last Monday and had been hiding in a wooded area near Lake Grapevine, which is north of DFW airport.
Morales — considered armed and extremely dangerous — had been at large after stabbing Miami-Dade County Detective Jamie Pardinas with a pair of eyeglasses Monday night as he was in transit to Las Vegas for a trial.
Pardinas has just been released from treatment at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and was said to be resting comfortably at an area hotel, where he is likely to remain for several more days until travel restrictions are lifted.
The violent escape happened in the parking lot of a Walmart store at the corner of Highway 26 and Highway 114 in Grapevine, about 2.6 miles south of where Morales was gunned down.
For days, fear and anxiety grew in Grapevine and surrounding cities after Morales eluded capture. Schools even went on lockdown multiple days this week as a precaution.
Neighbors told News 8 on Facebook and Twitter that they could hear gunshots late Friday night when police finally cornered Morales. One person said the fleeing felon was felled in a horse pasture near some boat houses at Lake Grapevine.
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