Six suspects sought in Mission manhunt
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:22:04 GMT —
Mission police are searching for six suspects who allegedly shot at officers overnight.
Mission police said Wednesday they were responding to a call about a home invasion near the 1400 block of Dolores Del Rio when they saw a suspicious vehicle in the area.
Officers said they tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver floored it.
Then, some men inside the vehicle began shooting at the police car.
"The individuals turned around on the officer and started firing at the police unit," explained Mission Police Chief Leo Longoria. "They were able to stop the unit by blowing out a police vehicle tire."
The suspects abandoned the vehicle and ran off.
Chief Longoria said five or six people ran into a brushy area just south of Expressway 83 near Inspiration Road.
Police later found the drivers license of one of the suspects in the abandoned vehicle.
He is 19-year-old Edson Deleon.
Anyone with information on Deleon or any of the other suspects should call Mission Crime Stoppers at (956) 584-5000.