Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > Central Texas police chief gunned down during traffic stop

Central Texas police chief gunned down during traffic stop

Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.

A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.

The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via AirLIFE. The witness said the officer did not look good.

Deputies arrived on scene and took the 24-year-old suspect into custody. He's been identified as Joshua Manuel Lopez, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.    

 

Logo courtesy of https://www.ssb.texas.gov/ The State Securities Board assisted in the prosecution of investment...
Photos courtesy of Comal County Jail mug shots New Braunfels, Texas — The New Braunfels Police Department is...
(Photo Credit: Texas Legislature) Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from...
(Photo Credit: Presido County) A claim by state Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that "illegal aliens" attacked...
(Photo Credit: Little Elm Police Department) A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report...