Stolen Truck Chase In Dallas Results In Fatal Hit-And-Run


On October 7, 2023, a stolen truck pursuit resulted in a fatal hit-and-run, leading Dallas Police to arrest the suspect without incident.

Close to 3:40 p.m., police answered to a call in connection to a robbery in progress, close to Skillman Street and westbound LBJ Service Drive.

When then got to the location, authorities found 40-year-old Eric Ortiz who had been struck by a vehicle next to the intersection of Skillman and Leisure.

Ortiz was quickly transported to a medical facility where he died from his wounds.

Initial reports indicate that Ortiz and a witness had been going after a stolen truck when Ortiz was hit by the vehicle.

The suspect, Michael Perez, 23, was pulled over and arrested after a short pursuit.

Perez has been charged with Capital Murder and is being held in the Dallas County Jail.

An investigation is continuing.

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