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Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Northeast of Edinburg(suspects killed, wounded in S. Texas kidnapping attempt)
KRGV ^ | Stephanie Zepelin and Jordan Williams

Posted on 10/31/2011 7:38:44 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

NORTHEAST OF EDINBURG - An Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy was shot Sunday afternoon during a traffic stop. It happened near the intersection of Val Verde Road and FM 2812 northeast of Edinburg.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino told CHANNEL 5 NEWS a deputy responded to a call about a alleged kidnapping in the area. En route the deputy spotted a truck matching the suspects' description. "They pulled him over. Another deputy drove up and helped him. We did what's called a felony stop (because) we knew that there were suspects involved in that vehicle," Trevino explained.

He said the deputies had the driver out of the vehicle. During questioning, a passenger bailed out of the vehicle and started shooting.

"Both of our deputies, even the one that was injured and laying on the ground, returned fire. We fatally shot one bad guy," said the sheriff. "We got a second one, who is not in very good condition, who was shot once in the head and several times in the torso."

Another suspect was shot in the hand. A fourth suspect wasn't injured in the shootout. Deputies detained him at the scene.

Trevino said the deputy was shot three times during the exchange - twice in the chest and once in the lower right abdomen. That deputy was taken to a McAllen hospital and is expected to recover. The sheriff refused to release his name but said his bullet-proof vest likely saved his life.

Trevino tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the alleged kidnapping was the result of a botched drug deal. His officers searched a mobile home in the area where the failed drug transaction likely happened.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hidalgocounty; kidnappings; mexico; wod
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1 posted on 10/31/2011 7:38:48 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
The sheriff refused to release his name but said his bullet-proof vest likely saved his life.

I'd have to agree. Shot three times, ouch.

2 posted on 10/31/2011 7:44:01 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

My prayer for the injured officer. Glad to see that one, maybe two, of the bad guys are permanently rehabilitated.


3 posted on 10/31/2011 7:44:44 AM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Ever find the person who had been kidnapped?


4 posted on 10/31/2011 7:48:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
We fatally shot one bad guy," said the sheriff. "We got a second one, who is not in very good condition, who was shot once in the head and several times in the torso."

Good, they won't be taking up prison space or suing the officers.
6 posted on 10/31/2011 7:59:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

Center mass and a head shot. Good gun control.


7 posted on 10/31/2011 8:08:14 AM PDT by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: islander-11
Glad to see that one, maybe two, of the bad guys are permanently rehabilitated.

Re: perp number 2 - he took one to the head and 3 to the torso - seems that the deputy gave it the old college try.

9 posted on 10/31/2011 9:57:32 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Looks like a kidnapping attempt...So they probably weren’t successful in that effort...Which is a good thing I suppose...

Then they got caught, shot, and a couple of toe tags attached...

I’d say that is a successful intervention...


10 posted on 10/31/2011 10:44:56 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: null and void; humblegunner; Eaker; Squantos

Texans are pretty good shots, I hear.


11 posted on 10/31/2011 10:47:30 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido; null and void; humblegunner; Eaker; Squantos
Texans are pretty good shots, I hear.

I've heard stories of folks down there been carrying guns around since about age three;^)

12 posted on 10/31/2011 11:23:59 AM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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“Ever find the person who had been kidnapped?”

Think he was in the truck too. He’s considered a witness and was taken in for questioning.

The Sheriff says it was a drug deal gone bad. A SWAT Team later executed two warrants in the area, confiscating drugs and arresting at least two people. More arrests are expected.


13 posted on 10/31/2011 11:59:00 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (The July cartel shootout in Brownsville, TX reportedly lasted 15 minutes with no casualties.)
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To: DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
I've heard stories of folks down there been carrying guns around since about age three;^)

3 is a little young but this

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14 posted on 10/31/2011 12:52:35 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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