Driver in Scottsdale police shooting dies – WSMV Channel 4


A man shot by police in the parking lot of a Scottsdale Safeway store has died.

Officers identify him as 42-year-old Dewayne Carr. Carr had a long criminal history in Arizona and Illinois, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, and drug charges, according to Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben Hoster. 

“He’s done several prison stints for armed robbery and other crimes,” said Hoster.

Within the past month he also led police on another chase where he escaped.

Carr was shot in the chest by authorities last week when police said he tried to run them over while busting an alleged credit card fraud ring.

Police said Carr died Monday while in medical care. Because Carr had used a number of aliases, it took police several days to identify him.

According to police paperwork, detectives tracked four suspects using GPS to a Safeway near Hayden and Chaparral.

Surveillance video shows undercover detectives swarm a white Mercedes SUV. But the driver wasn’t going down without a fight.

“They box in the suspect vehicle. They get out of their vehicles with their weapons drawn so they can affect an arrest. At that moment you will see the white SUV begins to back up and strike one of the detective vehicles,” said Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster.

After Carr crashed into police a second time two officers opened fire.

[READ: Police shoot fugitive outside busy Scottsdale supermarket (1/15/15)]

“You can see the glass exploding on one side – the passenger side. You’ll see a white mist come up from that window and that’s from one of the rounds that’s being fired,” said Hoster.

The other suspects are 27-year-old Elbert Radclif, 23-year-old Dantrice Sanford and 21-year-old Shentada Smith.

According to officers the group was at the Safeway using stolen credit card numbers when they were busted.

“They have a scheme where they take those credit card numbers, create credit cards and then make purchases so they can buy gift cards and turn around and sell those gift cards for cash,” said Hoster.

Hoster said property crimes detectives are working to contact the victims.

The three other suspects face charges related to identity theft and credit card fraud.

Ccopyright 2015 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Article source: