A Texas state trooper was reportedly in grave situation early Sunday after being shot whereas approaching a driver who had fled from a crash scene not removed from the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities mentioned.
The trooper was shot a number of occasions and rushed to an Edinburg hospital, the place he was present process surgical procedure and “combating for his life,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra wrote on Twitter. Edinburg is about 64 miles northwest of Brownsville within the state’s border area.
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A number of regulation enforcement and authorities sources advised the Rio Grande Valley’s KGBT-TV that the trooper was left “mind useless,” although authorities have confirmed solely that he was in surgical procedure.
The suspect, recognized as Victor Alejandro Godinez, evaded speedy seize however was taken into custody early Sunday within the Edinburg space, authorities mentioned.
The unidentified trooper was responding to a report of a car crash round eight:45 p.m. Saturday, when the motive force fled on foot, the Texas Division of Public Security (DPS) mentioned in a press release. The trooper was shot after finding the suspect.
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DPS mentioned the company labored with native regulation enforcement to search out the suspect. Bystanders reported seeing tactical models and a SWAT staff canvassing the realm, in response to the Monitor, a McAllen-based newspaper.
The investigation was ongoing and DPS mentioned extra data will likely be launched because it turns into accessible.