Family of Suspected Car Thief Killed by Farmers Branch Police Demand Transparency

Juan Moreno, who was suspected of driving a stolen pickup truck being monitored by police, was shot and killed by police at about 7 p.m. when he started to pull out of a parking space as officers approached.

As the truck moved, one of the officers then shot the driver through the windshield, police said. Moreno was taken to Parkland Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The other two people in the truck were uninjured, while one officer sustained a minor injury, police said.

Moreno's family said Friday they want a meeting with the police chief and that they want transparency from the department in the investigation.

The family of a man shot and killed by Farmers Branch police Wednesday night held a news conference Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.

"Up until now, up to this date, up to this hour, I have not received a call from the police, from the sheriff, nobody," said Moreno's father.

"Justice is for my daddy, we love you daddy, you will be missed. We just want justice. He didn't do anything for him to shoot him in the head,' said Moreno's daughter.

The family said they had not been allowed to view Moreno's body until Friday afternoon and that the department hasn't communciated with them throughout the investigation or released the names of the officers involved in the fatal shooting.

A throng of supporters gathered inside the police department and vowed to not leave until they met with the chief.

They eventually recieved a call from the mayor of Farmers Branch who promised to meet with the family some time Monday. 

Dallas Police are leading the investigation since the shooting took place within its city limits.

They released an update Friday saying, "Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit have additional interviews and documentation to obtain. The department has obtained multiple videos through the investigation and search warrants. The department understands the communities concerns and will continue to conduct a thorough investigation in the interest of justice."

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