5 Tex. officers wounded, suspect killed in gunfire exchange
The Associated Press
LAREDO, Texas — A Laredo man was killed and five police officers were injured in an exchange of gunfire as the officers responded to a domestic disturbance Monday.
Guadalupe Ricardo Tenorio, 41, later died at Laredo Medical Center, though police spokesman Joe Baeza said it's unclear whether his wound was a result of police gunfire or was self-inflicted.
Officer Rodolfo "Rudy" Guerrero, 26, was transported to a San Antonio hospital where he underwent surgery for gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. Officer Priscilla Smith, 23, underwent surgery in Laredo for a wound to the arm. The remaining three injured officers were treated for minor injuries and released.
The domestic disturbance set off a lockdown at nearby schools, even though officials said no campus was in danger.
Some area parents panicked when rumors suggested the shooting took place on a school campus. Although schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution, the incident was several blocks from nearby schools, Baeza said.
© 2007 The Associated Press
Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.