Posted: Oct 31, 2012 3:14 PM
Updated: Oct 31, 2012 3:26 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A14-year-old driver is wanted in connection with a chase that left two illegal immigrants dead north of La Joya.
Officials said the boy was driving a truck loaded with illegal immigrants when Texas Department of Public Safety troopers opened fire from the air.
The 14-year-old boy was in police custody after the incident, but was released to his parents hours later.
The chase started when Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens spotted a suspicious vehicle. They tried to stop the truck but the driver refused to pull over and the chase ensued.
A TxDPS helicopter and troopers on the ground joined the pursuit, officials said.
A trooper aboard the helicopter opened fire on the truck bringing the chase to an end near FM 2221 and Mile 7 Road. Two immigrants died and two were injured.
Judge Jesse Contreras issued the arrest warrant for the teenager.