Report: Driver who led police on high-speed chase, shootout died from several gunshot wounds

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies on Interstate 10 began when the Socorro Police Department responded to a call about a man discharging a handgun during an argument with his girlfriend, according to a report filed with the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

The report ultimately found that Aaron Carrillo, previously identified as Aaron Salazar, was the individual who led law enforcement agencies on a chase into Interstate 10. He had been shot approximately eight times.

The Socorro Police Department believes the wounds were caused by gunfire from police officers.

The report states a “firearm” was the cause of Carrillo’s death after he crashed into a truck on I-10 that ended the chase.

On Dec. 1, Socorro Police Department officers responded to a domestic violence call involving Carrillo and a girlfriend at a residence.

While investigating, police found Aaron Carrillo driving his pickup truck traveling toward Socorro Road. The police identified him as a suspect and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, according to the recently filed report.

Carrillo drove off, nearly causing a two-car collision with another driver on the road. He then exited his vehicle, brandished a handgun, and carjacked another vehicle. Police continued chasing the 27-year-old.

Police reported Carrillo struck “solid objects” with the vehicle causing it to stop working. He then exited and stole a third vehicle at gunpoint. As officers continued the chase, Carrillo began shooting at them. According to the report, police returned fire.

“Subject was found to have been struck by approximately 8 rounds, believed to have been fired by officers during the length of the pursuit, which had lasted approximately 50 minutes,” according to the report.

Wounded, Carrillo drove onto Interstate 10 where he struck a work zone barrier truck and was later pronounced dead.

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