Escaped Rapist Who Stabbed Cop with Eyeglasses is Shot Dead after Manhunt

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Alberto Morales, the serial-rapist fugitive who made a Hollywood escape during a cross-country prison transport, was killed Friday in Texas after a four-day manhunt.

KENS5 reports cops shot Morales just before midnight during a foot pursuit near Grapevine, Texas — just 2.6 miles north of the Walmart parking lot where he escaped four days prior.

Police probed a burglary that involved the theft of men’s clothes and suspected Morales was involved. They narrowed the manhunt’s focus to the area near the burglary and, utilizing a police helicopter, tracked him down in the woods.

Local police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Eberling said Morales was killed “as a result of the fugitive’s actions.” He went on to say:

At this point, as far as the investigation’s concerned, Mr. Morales was shot and is now deceased. We’re really relieved for the citizens of this community. We knew we had a dangerous individual out there on the streets, and he was capable of being extremely violent.

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Morales was being transported from Florida to Nevada on Monday. He behaved so erratically on the first leg of the flight that his transporting officers were forced to rent a car in Texas and continue the journey on land — apparently part of the fugitive’s well-orchestrated plan.

During a pit stop at a Walmart in Grapevine, Morales stabbed Miami-Dade County Detective Jamie Pardinas with a broken pair of eyeglasses and escaped.

By the time he was killed, Morales had freed himself of his shackles and was wearing a jogging pants and part of his prison jumpsuit.

Cops wouldn’t say if he was armed.

Read more about Morales and his escape here: