BREAKING: Texas Officer Shot After Being Flagged Down On Patrol

A police officer in Mission, Texas has been shot in the line of duty.

Mission, TX - A Mission Police Department officer was shot in the line of duty Thursday night.

The incident happened near Business 83 and Stewart Rd when the officer was flagged down, according to KRGV.

The officer was told about a man carrying a weapon. During the incident, a gunfight broke out with the suspect.

The officer was shot and transported to the hospital in critical condition.

KVEO reporter Joanna Guzman reports that the suspect was also shot and is in critical condition.

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AprilShowers2
AprilShowers2

How much you wanna bet that suspect had a record. Praying for this officer to not only survive but have a quick recovery.

AprilShowers2
AprilShowers2

Until our judges stop letting repeat offenders loose, this will continue I’m afraid. Attention to all judges and DA’s! Stop letting them out to commit more crimes!! Can you not see what’s happening??

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Praying for the officer! Also praying the shooter dies of lead poisoning!

Stanracer
Stanracer

The war on the police continues....sad!👎

Scattered
Scattered

God please watch over this Officer and all LEO's that put their life on the line for us every min of every day. So many sick, evil people in the world today!

Therealwelliver
Therealwelliver

This Happened one block away from my house. This war on cops needs to stop. Too many great Men and Women are being lost to this. I feel for his family since he was pounced dead. I appreciate all the Law enforcement officers out there that put their lives on the line daily.

TransportAl
TransportAl

Suspect in critical condition. Great, so now the taxpayers get to pay all his medical bills, food, and lodging for the rest of his life. Pull the plug now!

Baxter12
Baxter12

Sending prayers for the Officer, family & unit. I pray he makes it. As far as the killer pull the plug or Death Penalty for anyone who one who shots a Law Enforcement Officer/ K9 ,All first Responders and Non Active Military.

VicG
VicG

Prayers going out for the Officer. Hang in there Brother...

tkshields
tkshields

to people of Texas what is going on in your state is it all the crazies coming from California

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"This war on cops needs to stop"

Yes,agreed but how? What are suggested solutions? I am of the belief that Federal prosecutors need to step in and do what the state level only does on an inconsistent and infrequent basis ...which is a re implementation of the death penalty for those found guilty of murdering a LEO, prosecuting quickly (in under 1 yr.) and then carrying out the death sentence ASAP so that they may never harm another again. Racial disparities be damned. If you do the crime you do the fine......and the fine is death.

Reinstate the death penalty nation wide and make it a federal crime to murder a LEO.

Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

Prayers to the officer!!! Hope he recovers!!

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Cpl. Jose Luis Espericueta has died. May he rest in peace. His murderer has reached room temperature. May he find eternal torment.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

RIP Officer Espericueta!! Your life mattered. Prayers to your family and friends!! 🙏 The suspect also has died!! Woohoo!! Good riddance!! Saved the tax payers the cost of a trial and lifetime imprisonment!!

EMarie
EMarie

Praying for a full recovery and a quick recovery. The other dude...let God handle him.

vwiles34
vwiles34

The officer later died of his wounds. But the good news is his shooter also died. So no one has to worry about some liberal judge giving him a slap on the wrist and letting him go to do it again. I'd seen the officer often on Live PD and he was a great officer with a fantastic personality. He will be missed.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Prayers!!!