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Security guard dies following shooting in parking garage, police searching for suspect

Officers found a man with a gunshot wound and he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

DALLAS — Dallas police officers are actively searching for a suspect who shot and killed a security guard Friday afternoon, officials say. 

According to the Dallas Police Department (DPD), officers responded to a shooting call at 3:25 p.m. at a parking garage in the 8200 block of Westchester Drive. The area is known to many as Preston Center West. 

Officers found a man with a gunshot wound, and he was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, police said. 

On Saturday morning, the victim was identified by police as 34-year-old Adalberto Santiago.

Police said a man allegedly broke into multiple vehicles in the parking garage when a security guard confronted him. Police said a fight broke out, and the suspect shot the security guard before fleeing the scene. 

DPD says the investigation is ongoing as officers search for the suspect, who fled in a gold sedan per police -- believed to be a gold Toyota Camry. 

Security footage of the struggle was obtained by WFAA Friday evening. 

In it, you see the gold sedan pull out of a parking space on top of the parking garage with the security guard hanging out of the driver's door. 

The sedan crashes, and then a few moments pass by before you see who is believed to be the security guard running behind the car and collapsing. 

The car then speeds away. 

In a Saturday update, police said the suspect's vehicle was found at about 5 p.m. Friday in a closed business parking lot in the 2200 block of North Cockrell Hill Road.

No one has been arrested as of Sunday morning, according to police.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime is asked to contact Detective Jonequia Acrond at 214-605-4691 or email jonequia.acrond@dallaspolice.gov

Stay with WFAA for more information as it becomes available. 

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