LAREDO, Texas (AP) Laredo’s police chief says officers responding to a disturbance call were “basically ambushed” by a man with a semi-automatic rifle who shot and injured one officer and two other people.
Police Chief Claudio Trevino, Jr. says the 22-year-old suspect, who is now in custody, was “ready to murder” the officers who responded early Tuesday morning.
The man faces a series of felony charges including attempted capital murder, aggravated assault and burglary.
Trevino says a 33-year-old officer was hit in the leg and a 21-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were shot inside the home.
The seven-year police veteran was released from a local hospital, and the other two victims are being treated and in stable condition.
Laredo is a city of more than 261,000 people about 150 miles southwest of San Antonio.