Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:15 AM
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 12:18 PM
NORTH OF EDCOUCH - Hidalgo County Sheriff's investigators raided a house in connection with the shooting of a crop duster this morning.
The pilot of a crop duster said he was shot at during a flight over the Delta Lake area at approximately 10 a.m.
The pilot said he saw dust coming from the ground and felt a thump on one of the wings during the attack. He managed to fly the aircraft back to Rowland Duster hangers just off Highway 186 north of Edcouch in Willacy County.
At least one round damaged one of the plane's wings.
Deputies armed with assault rifles stormed the house at approximately 11 a.m. as a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter circled above.
One person was taken into custody.
Law enforcement officials also converged on a second location north of Monte Alto, just west of FM 88 and South Nittler Road, and took one person into custody.