Very horrible news from McAllen in Texas, two cops were shot and killed in an apparent ambush attack. Watch below:
More from The Monitor:
Two McAllen police officers were shot and killed Saturday, Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said.
“We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City,” Rodriguez said via text message Saturday.
The officers were reportedly ambushed while responding to a call in the vicinity of Queta Avenue and 34th Street.
According to Lt. Christopher Olivarez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, the officers were shot in that area and were transported to an area hospital.
A suspect in the shooting has been shot, but that person’s condition is unclear.
DPS sent troopers to secure the scene because the McAllen Police Department asked for assistance, Olivarez said, adding that his agency received a call about the incident around 4:30 p.m.
#BREAKING Heavy police activity is happening right now on South Ware Road near Queta Ave. Multiple agencies are on scene as well as Mcallen Crime Scene Unit and dozens of officers and Border Patrol agents. Working to get you details. @cbs4rgv pic.twitter.com/sPZM3dIazW
— Sydney Hernández (@SydneyHdzTV) July 11, 2020
Pray for the families of the officers.