Man shot by police last week identified

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Elias Portillo

The man shot and killed during a confrontation with the Dallas Police Department in Oak Cliff last week has been identified as Elias Portillo.

Portillo, 36, went to Sunset High School, and he had a violent criminal history.

Portillo was given seven years probation for a robbery conviction in 2006, but his probation was revoked the following year, and he was sentenced to five years in prison. In 2001, he pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was given three years in prison. Last year, a Dallas Grand Jury no-billed him on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Also last year, he pleaded guilty and was given community service and a fine for burglary of a vehicle.

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The Dallas Police Department says officer Christopher Wagner, a 19-year DPD veteran, chased Portillo on foot after Portillo ran from the car he was driving during a traffic stop. Police say Portillo was holding a gun, and when he turned toward Wagner in the 400 block of Kramer, the officer shot him.

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  • Smokey

    Sorry for the officer and his family facing the long term effects of taking a human life. They are victims here, thier lives matter!