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UPDATE: 30-year-old man charged after officer-involved shooting in Pharr

Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.

A 30-year-old Mexican national faces multiple charges following an officer-involved shooting Thursday night in Pharr.

At about 11:50 p.m., a state trooper attempted to stop the driver of a red Ford Explorer for a traffic violation near U.S. State Highway 281 and Anaya Road.

Troopers say the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Oscar Peña-Lopez, refused to stop and evaded law enforcement before he lost control of the Ford Explorer and crashed into a chain link fence near the intersection of Anaya Road and Mould Street, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Peña-Lopez allegedly exited the vehicle and fled on foot, prompting a gunfire exchange between Peña-Lopez and the state trooper, the news release states.

Troopers say they apprehended Peña-Lopez on the 800 block of Zavala Ave. without incident.

Peña-Lopez was booked into the Hidalgo County jail Friday morning for driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor; evading arrest or detention, a third-degree felony; and fail to identify fugitive from justice, a Class B misdemeanor.

Texas Rangers later charged Peña-Lopez with attempted capital murder on a police officer.

The case remains under investigation.

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