Fighting Back Against Smugglers

Lights on and siren blaring"these are usually the only signs and officer needs for you to pull over.

But for those trying to outrun the law that is not always the case. Early Friday morning La Joya police tried to pull over a truck---after the driver illegally changed lanes. After numerous attempts police finally made the decision to shoot out one of the tires.

"In this particular incident it was perfectly clear that we needed to bring this pursuit to a stop," said La Joya Chief Jose Del Angel.

Chief Del Angel said he knows there are critics out there who say they should not have used this type of force.

"We can't afford for a third innocent party to get seriously injured or die because someone refused to stop, said Chief Del Angel.

Chief Del Angel said smugglers have been using deadly force against officers for years and it is time they do something about it.