BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Two suspects were taken into custody after police say they shot at a vehicle in Brownsville.
The shooting happened around 10 a.m., Sunday on the 3500 block of Alton Gloor.
According to a release from Brownsville police, the victim said he parked his red Chevrolet Silverado at the Sunrise Mall parking lot, when a man tried to open the door while he was still inside.
The victim told police once the man noticed him, he ran off and got into a gray Ford Focus. The victim called 911 and began following the car.
During the call, the victim told officers a passenger in the Ford Focus began firing several rounds at him. He was not hit by any of the bullets.
The same morning at about 11:30 a.m., officers of the San Benito Police Department responded to the West Business 77 and Oscar Williams Road area in reference to a reckless driver.
Before responding to the reckless driver call, San Benito police were informed by Brownsville authorities about an active shooting investigation they were performing along with a vehicle and suspect description of those involved.
According to a press release from San Benito police, officers located the reckless driver and discovered the vehicle’s license plate and description matched that of the suspected vehicle from the Brownsville shooting.
A vehicle pursuit followed while attempting to stop the driver, leading to the suspected vehicle colliding with an oncoming vehicle near the FM 732 and Business 77 intersection, the press release stated.
San Benito Police Department advised Brownsville PD they had the vehicle and the suspects in custody.
The driver of the vehicle, Abdiel Torres-Cardenas, was charged with two counts of theft, intoxication assault, evading arrest/detention with vehicle, unlawful carrying of weapons and engaging in organized criminal activity.
The second suspect was a 16-year-old, who was taken to Darrel B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center.
Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say. On March 9, Brownsville PD obtained an arrest warrant on Cardenas.
Brownsville PD charged Cardenas with two counts of aggravated assault and has a $60,000 bond.