An armed murder suspect opened fire, shooting four Laredo, Texas, police officers. The suspect is reported to be dead as well.
LAREDO, Texas – Three police officers were shot and a suspect is dead after a shootout at a gas station in Laredo, said Joe Baeza, spokesman for the Laredo Police Department.
The shootout happened at a Stripes convenience store Friday afternoon near Hillside and McPherson roads.
Officers were looking for a 55-year-old murder suspect who was accused of killing his 50-year-old girlfriend.
KGNS in Laredo reports that the person police were looking for is Antonio Gerardo Rodriguez. The 50-year-old woman was identified as Reyna Gonzalez Zamora.
Police were searching for 55-year-old Antonio Gerado Rodriguez in connection to the shooting death of his girlfriend, according to a report by KSAT ABC12 in San Antonio. The shootout between the suspect and the police happened at a Stripes convenience store. Police reports identified the murder victim as Reyna Gonzalez Zamora, 50.
The other three officers received non-life threatening wounds — one to the shoulder, one in the leg, and one in the hand.
Police officers shot and killed the suspect, the source said.
“We ask the community for prayers for the officers and their families,” Laredo Police Department Investigator Joe Baeza told reporters.
Earlier in the day, Laredo police officers issued an “armed and dangerous” alert for the suspect. The officers later found him at the convenience store and shooting soon broke out.
Earlier on Friday, officers were dispatched to a house to conduct a welfare check on a woman. When they arrived, they found the woman had been shot. She sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. She died at the scene from her wound, the Laredo Morning Times reported. The original shooting took place at about 11:15 a.m. Friday.