Two Texas Officers Killed In Ambush Attack, Authorities Confirm

Two police officers with the McAllen Police Department were fatally shot in the Texas Border town Saturday in what the department described as an ambush attack.
The deceased officers - Edelmiro Garza, 45, and Ismael Chavez, 39, were killed while responding to a domestic disturbance complaint.

The gunman identified as Audon Ignacio Camarillo, later killed himself after engaging in a shootout with other responding officers.
“We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City,” McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez said.
Texas Governor Gregg Abbott addressed the sad news on Twitter tweeting:
"Two of our finest were killed in the line of duty while working to protect residents in their community. I've spoken with McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez and offered the full support of the State of Texas. We unite to #BackTheBlue."
Camarillo, 23, was most recently arrested last month on assault charges.

Lt. Christopher Olivarez, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said the officers were transported to an area hospital after the shooting.

The Texas Attorney General's office addressed the killings on Twitter and offered prayers and assistance to the people and police officers of McAllen.
"Our prayers and full support are with the valiant men and women of the #CityofMcAllen PD this evening. This office will provide any assistance requested in the days ahead. We are grateful for police in McAllen and around this great state."

The city's government Facebook page had a message of condolence for Garza and Chavez's fellow officers and their families.

"Today, two McAllen Police officers were killed in the line of duty. The City of McAllen extends its deepest condolences to the McAllen Police Department and to the families of Officer Edelmiro Garza and Officer Ismael Chavez. Our City is hurting and our hearts and prayers go out to them during this difficult time."

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