High speed chase results in apprehension of human trafficking smuggler
Sunday morning a human smuggler (Coyote) was stopped by Border Patrol in Kinney County, soon after the initial stop the driver fled the traffic stop in the vehicle and as officers pursued he began to fire at the officers with a semi-automatic rifle style firearm. Thankfully no officers were struck. As the officers continued to try to apprehend the suspects, the fleeing vehicle entered Uvalde County and turned north on HWY 55. Real County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist and Officer Alex Alejandro was able to successfully deploy a spike strip and blow out two tires on the suspect vehicle. The partially disabled vehicle continued to flee with officers in pursuit and was brought to a stop near Ranch Creek, just south of Camp Wood. As suspects and illegal aliens bailed out of the vehicle to flee on foot, officers apprehended them as quickly as possible, but one escaped into the woods near the river. Six illegal aliens were taken into custody and one human trafficking smuggler was apprehended immediately.
Officers on scene called in more assets such as dogs, a tactical team, trackers, helicopters and a dive team. As assets converged on the scene a massive man-hunt began. HWY 55 was shut down to preserve the scene where the vehicle came to rest and to reduce the possibility of the suspect getting picked up by an accomplice.
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