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Video: Texas Police Chief Shot, Killed on Traffic Stop

August 23, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Texas Police Chief Shot, Killed on Traffic Stop

The chief of police in Elmendorf, Texas, is dead after a violent confrontation with a suspect.

Chief Michael Pimentel died Saturday after being shot at least twice by a man he had stopped while on duty.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office told KSAT 12 that Pimentel died at University Hospital where an AirLife helicopter flew him for treatment of his wounds.

They say Pimentel and a 24-year-old suspect got into the confrontation after the traffic stop around 11:30 a.m.

Pimentel suffered gunshot wounds to his stomach and shoulder during the confrontation.

The sheriff's office says the suspect is Joshua Manuel Lopez.

They say Lopez has an outstanding warrant for graffiti, and will now be charged with capital murder for Pimentel's death.

Comments (6)

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David K Bennett @ 8/23/2014 4:04 PM

God bless you Chief Pimentel, RIP brother !!! Prayers for your family and friends !!

Larry Romero @ 8/25/2014 3:10 PM

God Bless you Chief Pimentel and your family. Prayers for you, your family and your Department. RIP brother.

Robin Lopez @ 8/26/2014 7:43 AM

Will Bobama be sending anyone from his Administration to attend the Chief's funeral!?

Thoughts and prayers with the Chief and his family.

Richard @ 8/26/2014 6:14 PM

OH, never mind...Obama isn't sending anyone and Holder is staying in Washington. Sharpton doesn't care. Wrong colors involved.

TheRookie @ 8/26/2014 9:40 PM

After surviving the likes of San Antonio as a Public School Police Chief it's hard & sad to see this happen. The city's population is only 1488 but right next to S.A. Home to plenty of shat heads who are dangerous.

Not to sound as crass as others but I'm stunned that the Chief, His City, and/or Family hasn't been notified by A.G. With-Holders Dept. of Racist Un-Justice of pending federal charges against them for racism. After all it the suspect is a Hispanic/Latino.

N Gablicky @ 8/27/2014 9:37 AM

RIP Chief. People show respect to the chief this isn't the venue to discuss the shortcomings of our justice department or president

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