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Texas Officer Brutally Attacked By Teen Dies

October 08, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of El Paso PD.
Photo courtesy of El Paso PD.

An El Paso (Texas) Police officer who caught three teenagers vandalizing his car died Friday from injuries sustained when one of the teens brutally assaulted him.

Officer Jonathan Molina, 29, had spent 10 days at University Medical Center in critical condition following the Sept. 25 attack in Central El Paso, the agency announced.

Officer Molina had confronted the teens and identified himself as an officer. That's when Juan Gonzalez, 17, slammed him headfirst into the concrete knocking him unconscious. Gonzalez continued to beat Molina, until witnesses came to help.

Gonzalez was charged with capital murder and remains in custody with bail set at $5 million.

Comments (21)

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[email protected] @ 10/8/2012 3:00 PM

To cite Judge Roy Bean:" Give him a fair trial and then hang him" How this worthless turd made it to booking is amazing. RIP Officer Molina. Blues, stay safe.

Jerry @ 10/8/2012 3:51 PM

RIP...... and treat the suspect as an adult and show no mercy

Jesse @ 10/8/2012 4:29 PM

RIP... Officer Molina. Another brother down but won't be forgotten. Those bastard would pay.. Hope they spent the rest of their life in prison.

RICHARD @ 10/8/2012 5:45 PM


John @ 10/8/2012 6:17 PM

I hope the state can execute this 17 year old p.o.s. If not, maybe Officer Molina's co-workers can collect donations. Then forward the money to corrections staff to pay some Aryans to make this punk their bitch.

Tony T. @ 10/8/2012 6:17 PM

RIP Brother Molina!!! May those bags of Sh*t, get what's coming to them!!! My prayers r with the Molina Family and my El Paso PD Brothers & Sisters in Blue, My Condolences! Stay safe out there!!!

John @ IA @ 10/8/2012 7:30 PM

My sympathy to the family of Officer Milina. Always be on guard. Be safe brothers & sisters.

michael @ 10/8/2012 10:47 PM

Hey John, you and I think a lot alike I'm with you on this 100%................this little thug POS should already be DEAD. My prayers and sympathy goes to Ofc. Molina's Family and his fellow Officers.

Morning Eagle @ 10/8/2012 11:04 PM

Texas has the death penalty and it should definitely apply to this juvenile POS. Try him as an adult with no mercy due to his age. His actions proved he should no longer be treated as just a misguided youth that made a mistake. I hope Officer Molina's family and friends can eventually find solace and some kind of peace after this senseless and vicious murder took him from them.

Nichole @ 10/9/2012 4:26 AM

Tried as an adult, sentenced to die. That's it.

This kid was not innocent. Innocent people don't break into cars. And even the dumbest of criminals usually run when they hear someone identify themselves as an officer. And beyond that, even idiot criminals don't attack an officer, beat his head into the cement, and then continue to attack him after he's already out cold, which would've been the perfect time to escape.

What an unfortunately loss of life. I hope this little cretin dies a horrible, horrible death.

Walkin trails @ 10/9/2012 4:29 AM

R.I.P. brother and prayers for your family.

Bo Powers @ 10/9/2012 5:49 AM

The State of Texas has been informed by the Supreme Court that we cannot execute anyone who committed a crime while under the age of 18. What a shame, this guy needs it.

Gary @ 10/9/2012 5:59 AM

RIP Brother. To bad he didn't make booking via a couple of months in the hospital first.

Bob T.retired NYS LEO @ 10/9/2012 10:36 AM

How I long for the old days when a Skell would have taken a detour in a Radio Car and wound up being taught some respect before making it to booking. OH yes, retro policing, as the words to the song says...... THOSE WERE THE DAYS..... There was still some respect then for law officers unlike now.

Bob T.retired NYS LEO @ 10/9/2012 10:38 AM

RIP my brother, Officer Jonathan Molina.

Oh Really? @ 10/9/2012 11:36 AM

Adult crime - Adult time. That kind of violence does NOT belong on the streets!!~

Delgado @ 10/9/2012 12:55 PM

RIP Officer Molina. You will be missed.

Jim A @ 10/14/2012 2:24 PM

And why aren't the other two little bastards being charged with Murder, as well?! RIP, buddy in blue!

David @ 7/8/2013 10:16 AM

Sounds to me like Treyvon .

David @ 7/8/2013 10:33 AM

This piece of shit is going to fry.

bud @ 3/14/2016 6:07 PM

The officer treated these kids as kids. The punk took advantage of that.
Its not good or bad that rules, its superiority and control that gets you home safe.
Forget about what some juvenile delinquent feels if you pull a gun on him during
a crime.

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