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Posted: Apr 20, 2014 11:03 AM

Updated: Apr 20, 2014 11:03 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A man is facing attempted capital murder charges after allegedly shooting a police officer during a traffic stop, then leading authorities on a high-speed, multi-county chase.

A news release from San Antonio police says Fredericksburg police officer Bradley Durst stopped a car around 1:40 a.m. Saturday. As the officer approached the vehicle, police say Robert Rendon, a 31-year-old from San Angelo, fired multiple shots, hitting Durst twice.

Police say the suspect then fled and around 4 a.m. lost control of his car and crashed.

Rendon faces three counts of attempted capital murder. His bond was set at a combined $750,000.

A man who answered a phone listed to a relative of Rendon's said Sunday the family declined to comment.

Durst had surgery and was listed in stable condition.

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