Suspect in Shooting of DPS Trooper Charged

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, April 07 2019 Apr 7, 2019 April 07, 2019 10:23 AM April 07, 2019 in News - Local

UPDATE (2:54 PM): The suspect, Victor Alejandro Godinez, was arraigned by Judge Terry Palacios Sunday.

Godinez is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

His bond was set at $3 million.


EDINBURG – A Department of Public Safety trooper is in the hospital in stable but critical condition after a shooting.

It started in the McAllen-Edinburg area when the trooper was called to a crash site shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.

The DPS trooper approached the crash scene, where the driver fled on foot.

The trooper located who was believed to be the driver near the 1500 block of South Maltese Street in Edinburg.

DPS says at some point of making contact with the suspect, the trooper was shot.

For more than half an hour, ground patrol roamed the streets with helicopters overhead looking for Victor Alejandro Godinez of Edinburg.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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