MISSION, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A South Texas police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday evening and a suspect in the incident also died at the scene, authorities say.
Mission police Chief Robert Dominguez said Cpl. Jose Luis Espericueta died at a hospital Thursday night after being shot by the 33-year-old suspect in the eastern part of the city 6 miles west of McAllen.READ MORE: 'A Step Towards Healing And Normalcy' Colleyville Synagogue Holds Services A Week After Hostage Standoff
A previous report from a public information officer at the scene said a suspect was taken into custody, but this was later corrected by authorities to the suspect being dead.
According to police, a woman had waved down a passing officer about her son’s behavior. Her son was apparently found walking along a road by police.READ MORE: McPherson FG As Time Expires Lifts Bengals Past Titans 19-16
Police said the man ran away but then turned and fired at the officers, striking Espericueta. The suspect was shot multiple times and died at the hospital.
Espericueta was a 13-year veteran with the department and was married with two children.
The suspect’s identity also hasn’t been released.MORE NEWS: TCU Stuns No. 15 Iowa State 59-44
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