Soldier shot and injured in Texas in pursuit of the suspect

SAN ANTONIO – Authorities say a Texas trooper shot and injured during the chase of a suspect.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the police have pulled a man over on a Sunday afternoon in Guadalupe County. The Ministry of Public Security, says the man gave false information and a scuffle began when the trooper tried to arrest him.

The suspect got back into his car and fled to the west in San Antonio.

DPS spokesman Trooper Deon Cockrell said a department helicopter saw the defendant, and the trooper was able to get him back down and pursue him. At one point, the suspect drove on a highway and began traveling in the wrong direction.

The suspect eventually stopped his car and got out. Cockrell says the man and the trooper exchanged gunfire and both were hit.

Details about the terms and conditions were not immediately released.


Information from: San Antonio Express-News,

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