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Brownsville Police Investigating Auto Theft, Officer-Involved Shooting

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, December 12 2017 Dec 12, 2017 December 12, 2017 4:05 PM December 12, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville police are looking for the driver who they said put some of their officers in imminent danger. 

Investigators cordoned off a crime scene on the 2100 block of Autumn Sage Drive, off of Ruben M Torres Boulevard. 

Authorities said around 3:30 p.m., officers received a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, they saw the vehicle and a male suspect. 

"They gave the suspect or suspects commands which they did not comply, placing the officers in fear of imminent danger or threat to their lives, at which point the officers discharged their firearm," said Brownsville police detective Melissa Gonzalez. 

Gonzalez said the suspect was able to flee the scene. Police officers were seen placing yellow evidence markers around a white SUV.  

The Brownsville Police Department said they're unsure if anyone was injured. 

A nearby school, Rivera Early College High School, was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon. 

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to several residents who said they heard gunshots and a vehicle leaving the scene.

Officials urge anyone with information on the suspects' whereabouts to call Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 956-546-8477. 

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