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Man Faces Charges after Assaulting Police Officer in Los Fresnos

3 years 5 months 1 day ago Monday, January 02 2017 Jan 2, 2017 January 02, 2017 6:55 PM January 02, 2017 in News

LOS FRESNOS – The suspect of an officer-involved shooting in Los Fresnos is behind bars.

Alberto Camarillo, 53, is facing aggravated assault and aggravated assault on a public servant charges.

Authorities responded to a home on the 300 block of 3rd St. around 2 p.m. on Monday. They said Camarillo charged at a police officer with a knife.

Los Fresnos city manager Mark Milum said three officers tried to subdue the suspect with a Taser two times after he refused to obey police orders.

An officer was then forced to open fire, but failed to shoot the man. The bullet hit Camarillo only on the pant leg.

Milum said the bullet stunned him enough for another officer to move in and successfully tase him.

No one was injured.

The 5-year veteran officer is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. Counseling services are being made available to the officer if needed. 

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