DeSoto Police Shoot, Kill Man Wanted in Oregon Double Murder

At 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, the DeSoto Police Department put out an alert. The department and U.S. marshals were looking for Colby Robinson, who faced murder warrants in Oregon. By 10 p.m. Robinson was dead, shot by DeSoto police after a car and foot chase that ended in southeast Oak Cliff.

Robinson was accused of shooting Dat Pham, 33, and Sut-Leng Chang, 41, in Portland, Oregon, on Friday. Pham and Chang were, according to a report from KATU, shot "execution-style" in the back of their heads. A third person, Dat Pham's brother Andrew Pham, was shot as well and remains in a Portland hospital. A 13-week-old child was found unharmed in the house where the shooting took place. She is the child of Andrew Pham and Chang.

Tuesday night, according to media reports, Robinson was seen in a DeSoto 7-Eleven. Workers at the store called police with the license plate number of the U-Haul truck Robinson was driving. DeSoto police found the truck and chased it until Robinson jumped out and began running near Interstate 35 and Camp Wisdom Road in Dallas.

The foot chase ended on the 7000 block of Altaire Avenue, where police confronted Robinson and shot him. A witness told KTVT that police were clear with their demands during the confrontation.

"It was a combination of 'put the gun down' and 'put your hands up,'" Isaiah Moreland said. "They were trying to tell him -- I guess he had a gun in one hand -- they wanted him to put both hands up."

A woman in the drive-thru lane at a nearby Jack in the Box was apparently shot in the arm, Dallas police said, but it isn't clear how she was hit. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Robinson's shooting is being investigated by the Dallas Police Department Special Investigations Unit.

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