2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 11, 2020

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez identified the slain officers as 45-year-old Edelmiro Garza and 39-year-old Ismael Chavez.

Garza was an officer with the police department for more than eight years while Chavez had over two years of experience.

Police say the officers first met with two people who reported assaults that took place inside a nearby home on the south side of the city.

The alleged shooter, whom police identified as 23-year-old Audon Ignacio Camarillo, opened fire when officers attempted to enter the home.