Dallas man runs over Garland officer after shooting into the air at convenience store, police say

Gabriel Cobarrubias was arrested on multiple charges after the incident Sunday night.

A Dallas man is in custody after police say he ran over a Garland officer in an incident that was captured on video Sunday night.

Gabriel Cobarrubias
Gabriel Cobarrubias(Garland Police Department)

Officers were called to a convenience store at South First Street and Glenfield Drive about 9:30 p.m. after a man there started shooting.

Police said the man, 29-year-old Gabriel Cobarrubias, used his car to block another vehicle that was parked at the store. When an employee asked him to move, he yelled, “What are you going to do?” and fired two handguns into the air, police said.

Officers ordered Cobarrubias to surrender when he walked out of the store, but he went back inside, police said. Later he left the store again and got into his car.

One of the officers tried to stop him from leaving by putting his arm in the driver’s door, but the car reversed quickly, police said, dragging and running over that officer and striking a second officer with the passenger door.

A bystander posted video of the incident on Facebook. (Warning: Contains graphic language.)

Police followed the car to a residential neighborhood, where the driver got out and ran into a field. Officers found Cobarrubias in a drainage pipe and recovered two guns, police said.

He was booked into the Garland jail on two counts of aggravated assault against a police officer, one count of discharge of firearms in certain municipalities and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He also was wanted on a felony burglary warrant, police said.

The officer who was run over suffered a fractured tailbone, police said. The second officer was treated for scrapes to his arms and legs. Neither officer’s name was released.

It is unclear whether Cobarrubias has an attorney.

Tom Steele, Breaking News Producer. Tom has covered breaking news for The Dallas Morning News since 2016. He has worked in a number of other capacities for The News since 2007, and he was previously a copy editor at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. He has degrees in journalism and economics from Lehigh University. tomsteele
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