Shooting in Willacy County is under investigation by Texas Rangers


A shooting in Willacy County yesterday evening is under investigation by The Texas Rangers.

The shooting happened Thursday evening after an investigator attempted a traffic stop on I-69, south of the FM 1762 overpass. As the investigator approached the vehicle, the driver attempted to run over the investigator. 

That’s when the investigator discharged his weapon, striking the vehicle. 

The suspect escaped but was later caught by Raymondville Police Department officers, and charged with aggravated assault, and evading arrest.

The driver, identified as Salvador Nicolas Vasquez, no injuries were reported.


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