Chief: Texas officer, suspect killed in exchange of gunfire

The LEO and suspect were killed in an exchange of gunfire after the suspect's mother reported he had fired at her car


Associated Press

MISSION, Texas — A Texas police officer and a man with a lengthy criminal record were killed in an exchange of gunfire after the man's mother reported that her son had fired at her car, authorities said Friday.

Mission Cpl. Jose Luis Espericueta and the suspect, 33-year-old Juan Carlos Chapa Jr., both died at the hospital with gunshot wounds after the shootout Thursday, police Chief Robert Dominguez said during a news conference.

Dominguez said the woman waved down a passing officer to notify police of her son's behavior. Espericueta and other officers later found the suspect walking along a road. Chapa fled but then turned and fired at the officers, striking the corporal.

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