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Video: Man Drives Truck Into Sheriff's Office, Fires Shots

September 09, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Man Drives Truck Into Sheriff's Office, Fires Shots

A man drove his pickup truck into the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office Wayne Hitt Law Enforcement Center in Sinton, Texas, reports the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

The suspect, 45-year-old Benito Gonzales, drove a blue Dodge pickup into the sheriff’s office building about 7:40 a.m., Sheriff Leroy Moody said. The man used a .45 caliber pistol to fire at least four shots at the building, located in the 300 block of North Rachal Street, Moody added.

A deputy fired three shots at the man and struck him twice, he said. No county employees were injured, but the man was taken to a Corpus Christi hospital, where he underwent surgery and later died.

“Those of us in the building thought there had been an explosion from the noise,” Moody said.

Gonzales, a Sinton resident who was from Orange Grove, has no apparent connection to the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office, Moody said.

Comments (4)

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Mitch @ 9/9/2014 4:43 PM

I hope this suspects on line name is "people are getting fed up"

Jason @ 9/10/2014 10:00 AM

The tinfoil shortage continues.

TheRookie @ 9/10/2014 3:25 PM

Benito has had one to many peyote buttons. His Aluminum Foil Cap received the wrong radio waves. Lucky he survived 2 wounds. Time to return him to his much needed RUBBER ROOM sponsored by Obama & With-Holder...!!!

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/12/2014 3:46 PM

Sadly, Mr. Gonzales was seeking death by cop. He recently had been diagnosed with colon cancer and was deeply depressed over his illness.

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