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DPS: Mexican Mafia gang member arrested after shooting at troopers

1 month 1 week 5 days ago Saturday, May 08 2021 May 8, 2021 May 08, 2021 9:57 AM May 08, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Staff

The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested a man they said shot at troopers during a traffic stop late Friday night.

Mauricio Isaias Medina, 41, was arrested Saturday after evading arrest and faces multiple charges, DPS spokesman Lt. Christopher Olivarez said in a news release. Medina is a Mexican Mafia gang member who was wanted on a parole violation charge in Austin.

According to Lt. Olivarez, troopers attempted to stop a white Infinity passenger car driven by Medina just after 11 p.m. Friday for a traffic violation near the intersection of FM 1430 and Old Casita Road in Rio Grande City.

Medina then sped off and stopped at that intersection and reportedly shot at troopers before running into a wooded area.

Troopers shot back at the suspect but no injuries were reported.

Medina now remains in custody at the Starr County Jail and faces three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Olivarez said.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the case.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to show Mauricio Isaias Medina's correct name.

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