Audio recording could be stand-off suspect TMs last words
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:17:21 GMT —
Action 4 News found audio recordings that could be the last words spoken by slain capital murder suspect Joaquin Cibrian.
"Give me you, Givansita, the reporter to call me so I can give him the testimony right here inside the house," the recorded voice said in Spanish.
The 29 year-old barricaded himself inside a La Joya home just after shooting two police officers Tuesday afternoon.
"No, I'm not going to turn myself in," the voice said. "I'm going to die with them because there is no other way."
The recordings were reportedly uploaded to the social media app "Zello" all of it under Cibrian's screen name "El Cruzador."
"The threat is taken care of and the suspect is presumed dead at this time," Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said.
A gun battle erupted in a La Joya neighborhood late Tuesday afternoon, and the suspect, Cibrian, had no intentions of going quietly.
"One of my officers was shot in the arm the other officer was shot in both legs," Edinburg Police Chief Rolando Castaneda said.
Cibrian was wanted in the murder of a 19-year-old man whose body was found decomposing in a home just last week in Edinburg.
Investigators confirm he was also a Texas Syndicate Gang member.
La Joya police say they had tracked him down in their city and attempted to serve an arrest warrant when Cibrian opened fire.
"I've been a police officer for about 12 years here in the Valley and I've never seen anything like this," La Joya Police Chief Geovani Hernandez said.
The stand-off involving dozens of police department across the upper and mid-Valley is now being investigated by the Texas Rangers.
Police estimate between 200-500 shots were fired during the stand-off.
The suspect TMs body was removed from the scene early Wednesday morning.
We are waiting on the results of an autopsy to find out the cause of death.