Texas Rangers now investigating officer-involved shooting in Brownsville

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    Update Thursday at 3 p.m.: Brownsville police have identified the officer involved in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting as 16-year veteran Mario Garza.

    Police say Garza remains in stable condition after sustaining a life-threatening gunshot injury to his left leg.

    The suspect— who has not been identified— is in critical, but stable condition and remains in the custody of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    The case remains under investigation.


    Original Story: The Texas Rangers are investigating following an officer-involved shooting in Brownsville early Wednesday morning.

    The incident took place in the 700 block of E. Alton Gloor Blvd. just after 1:15 a.m. when officers responded to a call of an aggravated robbery in progress.

    According to police, a male subject displayed a handgun to the clerk.

    Once officers arrived, according to police, the suspect was still inside. Officers entered the location and confronted the suspect by the pharmacy area. That's when, police said, gunfire was exchanged and the suspect and a responding officer were injured.

    We're told the officer was shot in the left leg and the suspect was shot in the abdomen. Both were taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The officer is currently in stable condition while the suspect was going into surgery on Wednesday morning.

    No other injuries were reported.

    The case remains under investigation.

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