Thursday, March 23, 2023

Escaped Fugitive Killed by Police

UPDATE: 2/16/2013 2:00 a.m.  Fugitive suspect Alberto Morales has been shot and killed by law enforcement. Shortly before midnight, and acting on information received by a local resident, police responded to an area near Lake Grapevine. Police officers located the fugitive and a foot pursuit ensued. As a result of the fugitive’s actions he was shot and killed by officers.  More information will be provided by the Grapevine Police Department.
UPDATE: 2/14/2013 11:45 a.m.
Grapevine Police have released a photo of the tattoo that fugitive Alberto Morales has on his left arm. The tattoo depicts a Native American riding a horse. Officers from multiple agencies continue to search for Morales. If you have any information or see anyone matching the subject’s description, call 911 immediately.
UPDATE: 2/14/2013 9:00 a.m.
CISD will continue its soft lockdown today and Southlake Police will continue its presence and patrols at school campuses. (*CISD notes that Valentines Day events scheduled for today will continue as planned.) Southlake Police will continue to update the public with confirmed information on fugitive Alberto Morales throughout the day. Do not approach the suspect — immediately contact 911

UPDATE: 2/13/2013 8:55 p.m.

The search continues at this hour for fugitive Alberto Morales. Southlake Police Officers along with other local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies are still actively searching for the escapee. If you see the suspect do not approach — immediately contact 911.

UPDATE:  2/13/2013 11:15 a.m.:  Fugitive Alberto Morales is not in foot shackles. Also his hand restraints may be hidden from view. He is wearing a hoodie and black basketball shorts. If seen do not approach but immediately call 911. Southlake Police and other law enforcement agencies continue to investigate all credible leads and tips.

UPDATE: Dallas Police have retrieved the 2008 White Ford Explorer and have cleared the vehicle of any link to Alberto Morales.  This suspect is extremely dangerous and may be armed. If you have any information, please contact Grapevine Police at 817-410-8127.

The Southlake Police Department is participating in a large scale manhunt with area law enforcement agencies for felony suspect Alberto Morales. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Monday night, Miami-Dade Police Officers were transporting Morales to Nevada from Florida. Officers stopped at the Wal-Mart located at Hwy 26 and SH 114 in Grapevine. While parked at Wal-Mart, Morales violently attacked one of the officers and was able to escape on foot.  Morales is described as a 42 year old Hispanic male, 5′ 7″ and approximately 175 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and possibly wears glasses. Morales was last seen wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt, blue shorts, and one shoe. At the time of his escape, Morales was still in arm and leg restraints. Morales has a long violent criminal history and should be considered armed and very dangerous.

The Police department is working with CISD on enhanced police presence and patrols at the schools.  We are also working with area police agencies as part of a comprehensive effort to find Morales.  Residents are encouraged to be alert and to immediately report any suspicious activity by dialing 911.  Thank you for your attention.