One officer released from hospital after shootout in La Joya
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:08 GMT —
An officer injured during a shootout was released from the hospital overnight, and the suspect is dead.
The Edinburg Police Department police chief said the second officer injured has undergone surgery and is stable condition at this time.
The Texas Rangers are currently at the crime scene investigating the incident as a two-block radius around the crime scene has been sealed off.
The two officers were shot on Tuesday, July 22 while executing a warrant on a suspected Texas syndicate gang member accused of murdering a Mexican national on July 16th.
Authorities confirm murder suspect Joaquin Cibrian is dead after firing rounds at police officers on Tuesday, July 22nd.
The shots were first fired in La Joya before 5 p.m. Tuesday near Leo Avenue and 9th Street.
Multiple local, state and federal agencies responded to the scene in La Joya.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office reported Cibirian had barricaded himself inside the home.
When negotiators attempted to make contact with the suspect, he said he would surrender, but he began firing at the officers.
They attempted to contact him again when the suspect reportedly said he TMd surrender and then fired more rounds.
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