Texas DPS Troopers arrest man after shots fired during car chase


Credit: Texas DPS

Editors Note: This story was updated with new information.

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (KVEO) — Texas DPS Troopers have arrested a man that exchanged gunfire with a trooper Friday night. 

Friday night, a female Texas DPS trooper attempted to pull over a white Infinity car, and a pursuit engaged at approximately 11:12 pm. 

During the events, the suspect and the trooper exchanged gunfire near El Chaparral Street in Rio Grande City, according to Texas DPS.

The trooper involved was not hit and the suspect took off from the scene into a wooded area.

Texas Rangers and DPS Aircraft found the suspect without further incidents, with the assistance of U.S. Border Patrol K-9.

The man was identified as 41 years old Mauricio Isaias Medina, a confirmed Mexican Mafia gang member.

Medina was taken into custody and transported to Starr County Jail, he is currently being charged with three counts of Criminal Attempt Capital Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, according to Texas DPS.

Additionally, Medina was wanted for a parole violation.

This is an ongoing investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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