CVS Loss Prevention Staffer Accused of Fatally Shooting Alleged Shoplifter Who He Chased in Camaro

A loss prevention staffer at CVS pharmacy fatally gunned down a suspected shoplifter after chasing the getaway car in his Camaro Sunday afternoon in southeast Dallas, according to a Dallas police affidavit. Police arrested 36-year-old Julio Ruvalcaba Monday on a murder charge. Officers who were dispatched to the shooting about 3 p.m. Sunday found 31-year-old Christopher Geddes lying on the curb at the eastbound C.F. Hawn Freeway service road and Elam Road, police said. He was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Surveillance video of CVS shows Geddes, before the incident, shoplifting and running out of the store, the affidavit states. He ran out towards a Camry parked on the north side. Several minutes later, another person is seen in the footage getting into a Chevy Camaro and leaving. Store employees identified that person as Ruvalcaba, who they said is their loss prevention staffer who aims to reduce shoplifting. Witnesses, who the affidavit stated will remain anonymous for now, reported that a light colored Camry and dark colored Camaro were chasing each other on the freeway. The Camry driver, who was not Geddes, crashed into a sign at the Elam Road exit ramp, lost control and spun out, flattening a tire, a witness told authorities. Although the witness was unable to identify anyone from a line up that included a picture of Ruvalcaba, detectives identified him as the Camaro driver. Ruvalcaba allegedly followed the Camry driver to the intersection. He stopped on Elam Road facing eastbound. Geddes, who was sitting on the passenger side in the Camry, got out and walked towards the Camaro. Ruvalcaba pulled out a gun and shot Geddes in the upper torso, the affidavit states. Ruvalcaba then drove off eastbound on Elam Road. Upon being transported to Dallas police headquarters to be interviewed, Ruvalcaba invoked his right to remain silent. He remains in Dallas County jail.  Continue reading...

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