McAllen, TX – Two McAllen Police department officers were murdered in the line of duty Saturday afternoon.
The incident started as a disturbance call, according to The Monitor.
Authorities believe that officers were “ambushed” when they arrived, The Monitor reported.
The suspect was also shot in the gunfight. The condition of the suspect has not been released.
It was initially reported that officers were transported to local hospitals, according to KRGV.
McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez has since confirmed that the officers died, releasing the message, “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City.”
No further details about the incident have been released at this time.
BREAKING/CONFIRMED: Two @CityofMcAllen police officers shot and killed in the line of duty today. From Police Chief Victor Rodriguez: "We have lost brave two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City."— Naxi Lopez (@Naxiely) July 11, 2020
Our prayers and full support are with the valiant men and women of the #CityofMcAllen PD this evening.— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) July 11, 2020
This office will provide any assistance requested in the days ahead. We are grateful for police in McAllen and around this great state.
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