Texas police chief shot dead as he tried to arrest driver who was wanted for graffiti
Local police chief Michael Pimentel was twice shot outside a home in Elmendorf, Texas, on Saturday morning
He was reportedly serving a warrant to a 24-year-old male wanted on a graffiti charge
The suspect, Joshua Lopez, is now in custody and facing a capital murder charge
Five officers have now been killed in Texas in 2014, three of which were shot
By JOEL CHRISTIE FOR THE MAILONLINE and ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTERPUBLISHED: 02:06 GMT, 24 August 2014 | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 24 August 2014
美联社记者JOEL CHRISTIE报道于MAILONLINE。发布时间：格林威治时间2014年8月24日02：06 | 更新：格林威治时间2014年8月24日15：44
The police chief of a small Texas town was shot dead on Saturday while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant, authorities said.
Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel was shot twice - once in the shoulder and once in the abdomen - outside the house of the suspect as he attempted to arrest him.
According to KSAT 5, the male suspect, identified as Joshua Lopez, 24, is now in custody and was wanted for a graffiti charge.
However he is now facing a charge of capital murder of a police officer.
当局表示：一个德克萨斯州小镇的警长在试图抓捕一名男子时被枪击身亡。埃尔门多夫警察局长Michael Pimentel在试图抓捕嫌犯时，在嫌犯住处的外面被枪击两次。一次击中肩膀，另一次击中腹部。根据KSAT 5频道的报道，嫌疑人被确认是名为Joshua Lopez的24岁男子，现在已被羁押，曾因街头涂鸦的指控被通缉。但是现在他面临着最高可能判处死刑的谋杀警官的指控。
Killed in the line of duty: Michael Pimentel was allegedly shot twice by a 24-year-old who was wanted on a graffiti charge in the small Texas town of Elmendorf on Saturday morning
Scene: The incident happened near East 9th Street and South 1st Avenue at around 11.40 am in Elmendorf, a small town of 1,500 people, located about 25 miles southeast of San Antonio
Pimental - who was in his 60s and has served as police chief in Elmendorf for more than a year - is believed to have been kiled in the street of the small town of 1,500 people, located about 25 miles southeast of San Antonio.Exact details of the shooting have not been released.
The incident happened near East 9th Street and South 1st Avenue at around 11.40 am.
Pimentel was flown to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Elmendorf Mayor Evelyn Lykins said in a news release that the person who was the subject of the arrest warrant that Pimentel was serving opened fire on the chief.
'He embraced the community of Elmendorf not only as its head of law enforcement officer but also as a resident. We will miss him,' the mayor said.
Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel - aged in his 60s - had served as chief for over a year
Investigation: Officers inspect the scene where a police chief was gunned down in Elmendorf, Texas, on Saturday morning
Steve McCraw, head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Pimentel is the fifth law enforcement officer to die in Texas this year.
Three of the five were killed by gunfire.
Some 13 officers died in the line of duty last year.
'Every day police officers throughout the state risk their lives to protect their communities, and tragically
sometimes they make the ultimate sacrifice,' McCraw said.
Mr.X, USA, 1 day agoLet's see Sharpton protest and encourage riots over this. Is Holder going to travel to meet the family of this man?
Victor, Get to da frakin point already, United States, 1 day agoOh yes, Holder will, when hell freezes over, or when All Sharpton stops straightening his hair. Whichever comes first.
FerretHolder, Seattle, United States, 15 hours agoHe wont simply because this tragedy cant be exploited for political or, in the case of Al not so Sharpton, financial gain. These people are all about power, they don't care about the individuals affected.
他不会这么简单就去的，因为这个悲剧没办法被用来攫取政治或经济上的利益。这些人所做的一切都跟权力相关，他们才不会关心那些被影响到的某个人。（in the case of Al not so Sharpton这一句总翻不顺，求指教……）
marty, kirland, 1 day agoOutrage, please ... anyone - anyone?? (no, I didn't think so ... I doubt Eric Holder will even notice)
Briancito, Aurora, 1 day agoHispanics like Chief Pimentel count for nothing in Holder's eyes.
ray weaver, baltimore, United States, 12 hours agoPolice regardless of race don't count to Holder or Obama
Purple Haze, Peanut Land, United States, 1 day agoIllegals are destroying are country. Wake up America!非法
onlooker, Bristol, United Kingdom, 1 day agoyou said it PH!
Werewindle, Cinti-Republic of Ohio-New CSA, United States, 20 hours ago@onlooker -- said what? That sentence is incomprehensible.@onlooker --
Skinny Eggs, Hot as Hades, United States, 18 hours agoWhere does it say that Joshua is an illegal? Having a Hispanic surname doesn't automatically mean you are an illegal.
ray weaver, baltimore, United States, 12 hours agoWe are trying to say something but the politicians in charge will do nothing. This is their support base
Breezie Pond, Auburn WASH, United States, 1 day agoOkay... what race was the shooter? Where's the outrage? A f kn Police Chief was murdered by a thug who thought he could deface other people's private property? GRRRR好吧……
michael_t, Emerald, United Kingdom, 1 day agoThere's no riot because we are not animals.
HRH Nevada, SPARKS, United States, 1 day agoI suspect, given his name, the murderer is Hispanic...Joshua Lopez?
americanblood, Duluth, United States, 1 day agoHispanic, now I wonder if the guy was also an illegal alien. I would also love to know what the statistics say about the race of the people who shot all the officers as Texas has a huge illegal alien problem.
Marilyn Calvert, Mc Allen, United States, 1 day agoNo the shooter was not an illegal alien. Born and raised in Texas.
HighDesertSage, Graham, 20 hours agoWas the shooter a gang member who was doing the graffiti to mark territory?
Boop_A_Dupe, somewhere, Luxembourg, 1 day agoI'll bet the police don't go loot stores and riot.
Barry Sotero, washington dc, United States, 1 day agoHow dare this police chief shoot an unarmed graffiti artist like this, when all this kid did was to spray a little paint. This kid was enrolled in college, too. And I have personally seen a cute picture of the graffiti artist when he was 10 yrs old. And now this cop, unprovoked, shoots him dead. All I can say is, POLICE BRUTALITY!
NY Opinion, New York, 1 day agoWhat story did you read? Are you on drugs?
Momof3girls, la habra, United States, 1 day agoBarry, go back and reread the article over again, and do so until you can comprehend it.
Kimmy, USA, United States, 1 day agodid 21 people really agree?
Lipblips, Houston, 1 day agoThe police officer was shot. But with it the other way around so often lately it's easy to make your mistake.
Ilikecoffee, detroit, United States, 1 day agosome people's sarcasm detectors seem to be broken today. Lol
Victor, Get to da frakin point already, United States, 1 day agoUh yeah, he's obviously being sarcastic people, geez.
Birdie, Dallas Texas, United States, 1 day agoI don't care if he was being sarcastic. This police officer died, he had a family and friends . This is not the time to be anything but sorry. RIP Chief Pimentel .
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