Two police officers shot dead while responding to incident in Texas

Adrian Ovalle

Two police officers have actually been shot dead while responding to reports of a domestic attack in southernTexas

Edelmiro Garza, 45, and Ismael Chavez, 39, were shot on the doorstep of a home in McAllen on Saturday afternoon.

The suspect later on eliminated himself.

McAllen police chief Victor Rodriguez, who recognized the officers, stated they “never had a chance” to protect themselves.

Mr Garza and Mr Chavez were responding to a report from two people who stated attacks had actually happened inside a close-by home at around 3.30 pm.

The supposed shooter, who was recognized by police as Audon Ignacio Camarillo, 23, opened fire as the officers tried to get in the home, the police chief stated.

“They were doing their job. That is what they were supposed to do. The person was a suspect of the incident, met our officers at the door, and shot at both officers,” a noticeably troubled Mr Rodriguez informed The [McAllen] Screen.

“Both officers suffered fatal wounds, they have both passed away as a result. The officers never had a chance to suspect deadly assault on them, much less death.”

He added: “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our city.”

Fellow police officers just discovered of their colleagues’ deaths when they came to the scene minutes later on.

The suspect concealed behind a vehicle as the other officers approached, prior to turning the weapon on himself.

Camarillo had a variety of previous run- ins with police, consisting of an arrest last month on attack charges, according to public records.

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More information about the domestic disruption Mr Garza and Mr Chavez were responding to are not currently understood.

The fallen officers were honoured by other members of police from a number of close-by cities on Saturday night.

More than 50 police automobiles formed a procession that accompanied the officers’ bodies, which were considered post- mortem evaluations.

Mr Rodriguez stated: “The next couple of days for us, moving on too, will be really, really tough, for ourselves at the department and at the city of McAllen, however our strength will get us through.

” We collect our strength from our police officers, and we collect our strengths from our colleagues, as you can see here.”

Mr Garza had actually been with the police department for more than 8 years, while Mr Chavez had more than two years of experience.

Texas guv Greg Abbott, who spoke to Mr Rodriguez, composed on Twitter: “Two of our finest were eliminated in the line of task while working to safeguard locals in their neighborhood … We unify to #BackTheBlue.”

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