SAN BENITO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A San Benito police officer lost his life in the line of duty during a lengthy vehicle pursuit, as reported by the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza has officially confirmed the apprehension of two individuals in connection with the officer-involved shooting. Both are currently detained in Cameron County jail pending further investigation.
In a Tuesday afternoon operation, troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety collaborated with Cameron County authorities to intercept a vehicle evading a routine traffic stop.
The pursuit, originating on South Padre Island, tragically escalated into an officer-involved shooting involving the San Benito Police Department, according to DPS statements.
The Texas Rangers, DPS, and the District Attorney’s office are actively collaborating to determine charges against the arrested individuals.
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