A shooter is in custody after a Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot near Big Wells.
The announcement was shared by Precinct 6 Uvalde County Constable Emmanuel Zamora on Tuesday night.
According to Zamora’s announcement, the shooting happened near Highway 85 and FM 1867.
The Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office has the vicinity of HWY 85 & FM 1867 (Big Wells) CLOSED for a shooting investigation….
Note: A reader sent this report to The Gateway Pundit saying the shooter is an illegal alien.
We have not confirmed that point at this time.
A Dimmit County deputy is recovering in a San Antonio hospital after being shot in Big Wells Tuesday night, authorities say. The suspect is in custody after he crashed while attempting to flee the scene.
According to Sheriff Marion Boyd, the incident began when an interaction between the deputy in question and Rocky Carrizales, who was wanted on a federal warrant, escalated to the point where the deputy felt compelled to call for backup. As he did so, Carrizales allegedly opened fire on the deputy, shooting multiple rounds and hitting him in the lower abdomen, Boyd said.
Carrizales tried to leave the area in a vehicle, but crashed after losing control on a curve in the road. Boyd said he and another deputy arrived at the crash and exchanged gunfire with Carrizales after the suspect pointed his firearm in their direction.
Eventually, he was arrested and transported to a hospital, but the extent of his injuries is unknown.