23-Year-Old Starr Co. Officer Dead after Shooting Incident

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LOS ARRIEROS – A Starr County Detention Center officer is dead, after a shooting incident on Sunday.

According to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office, at about 9:10 p.m. deputies responded to a shooting in Los Arrieros, north of Roma off of Highway 83.

When deputies arrived they identified the injured individual as 23-year-old Sgt. Raul Rene Gonzalez. He was lying on the ground with major trauma to his head.

Salineno Fire Department arrived at the location and performed CPR on Gonzalez. Soon after, EMS arrived at the scene and transported the officer to Starr County Memorial Hospital.

Gonzalez was pronounced dead a few minutes later.

The shooting is under investigation. The sheriff’s office is currently collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Gonzalez began his career at the detention center in November 2013.

Anyone with information about the case can call Starr County Sheriff’s Office at (956)487-5571.

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