LAREDO, Texas June 4 2017 - A murder suspect has been killed and three police officers wounded in a shootout at a Laredo convenience store.
Detective Joe Baeza, the Laredo police spokesman, said officers had been searching all day Friday for 55-year-old Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez. He was suspected in the fatal shooting of his 50-year-old girlfriend, Reyna Gonzalez Zamora, at her apartment.
Baeza said three officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of one driven by Rodriguez outside a convenience store about 5 p.m. Friday. As the officers approached, Rodriguez opened fire, drawing return fire from the officers and other officers who had just arrived as backup.
Baeza said Rodriguez was pronounced dead at a Laredo hospital a short time later. He said he did not have conditions for the wounded officers, who also were hospitalized.
One officer was airlifted to San Antonio for treatment. The other two are being treated in Laredo.