Officer wounds suspect

LOS FRESNOS — A Cameron County sheriff’s deputy remained on paid administrative leave following an incident Sunday in which he fired his gun at a suspect in a domestic violence case.

The incident developed after a Los Fresnos woman reported that David Garcia, 34, had entered her home without permission, Chief Deputy Gus Reyna Jr. said yesterday.

Deputies were investigating the report when Garcia, who had an active assault warrant against him involving the same woman, returned to the residence.

Seeing officers, Garcia fled the residence and into a nearby cul-de-sac, Reyna said. The officer made a traffic stop, but Garcia fled, driving his vehicle in the officer’s direction. The officer then fired multiple shots into the vehicle, with one of them wounding Garcia in the right shoulder.

Garcia fled in the direction of Paredes Line Road and was stopped and arrested on Paredes Line near FM 511.

Reyna said Garcia had an extensive criminal history, including four cases of assault family violence.

He remained hospitalized yesterday and under arrest on felony charges of aggravated assault of a public servant and evading arrest.