Texas police officer, two others wounded in ambush

Police say an officer and two other people were shot and injured early Tuesday in the Texas border city of Laredo. (KGNS photo)
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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.