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.