Garland man dies after being shot by police officers following chase

A man who was shot by Garland police officers after a chase has died, according to the police department.

The suspect has an extensive criminal history dating back over a decade.

The Garland police officers who tried to pull him over were unaware of that at the time.

32-year-old Adrian Castillo of Garland died on Tuesday morning.

Newly obtained home surveillance video shows Garland police chasing a white sedan through a neighborhood.

On Monday evening, Garland police say they were trying to pull over a white car on South Jupiter Road, but Castillo took off and started a slow-speed chase. The brief chase came to an end in the 3900 block of Glenhaven Drive.

"The vehicle actually drove up into a front yard. And the driver immediately got out of the vehicle," explained Garland Police Lt. Richard Maldonado. "As he’s getting out of the vehicle, he is producing a weapon, a handgun. And he’s actively shooting at the police officers."

Maldonado says the officers returned fire, striking Castillo. The officers, a four-year veteran and a three-year veteran, were not hurt.

"It was traumatic for all involved, including the residents who live in this subdivision," Maldonado said.

Video from SKY 4 shows at least one bullet hole through the front windshield of a Garland police cruiser.

Vanessa Davis lives on the street where the deadly encounter took place.

"I remember the white car pass over there and the police follow the car," she recalled. "And the police say get out of the car."

Davis recorded cell phone video of the immediate aftermath. You can see Castillo's car on the curb. Some officers huddled near the driver's side door, presumably where Castillo was lying.

Additional Garland police officers arrive on scene and rush, some with guns drawn, down the street to assist the two officers involved in the shootout," Maldonado said.

Castillo has as an extensive criminal history in Dallas County dating back to 2007.

Lt. Maldonado said Garland police officers found out, after the fact, that Castillo had a bond forfeiture warrant for indecency with a child. This is his mugshot from the 2022 arrest.

Back at the crime scene, Maldonado said detectives recovered the handgun Castillo used to shoot at police officers. He says a motive for the shooting remains unclear.

A gun was found in the area of Castillo, according to police.

The two officers were not hurt.