Palmview Police Working on Officer-Involved Shooting
PALMVIEW – The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened Friday night in Palmview.
It's the second officer involved shooting in the Rio Grande Valley in one week. Irma Neri said her neighborhood was full of police last night.
"Two officers just got down and they rushed over and before that, there was more coming in. I just pulled back in the vehicle and ran back inside because I feared for the safety of my family," Neri said.
Neri said she didn't know what was going on.
"We stayed inside, locked our doors. Before you knew it, there were tons of police, troopers and sheriffs and an ambulance came and they were out here until almost one in the morning," said Neri.
Palmview Police Chief Chris Barrera said officers were called to a home on Goodwin Road for a disturbance.
When officers arrived, the incident turned into a hostage situation.
"The officers observed through a window... An individual pointing a gun at another male. So at that point the officers tried to talk to the individual, have him drop his weapon and come out of the residence," said Chief Barrera.
Chief Barrera said the suspect shot the hostage in the hand.
"Our officer had a clear shot of the suspect. The officer took the shot, and brought down the individual," said Chief Barrera.
Chief Barrera said the suspect was shot in the arm and chest.
Both men were taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay.