Suspect wanted for shooting DPS trooper in custody

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, April 06 2019 Apr 6, 2019 April 06, 2019 12:00 AM April 06, 2019 in News - Local

UPDATE 12:50am: Lt. Johnny Hernandez confirms the suspect is in custody.

UPDATE: DPS troopers are looking for 24-year-old Victor Alejandro Godinez of Edinburg. He's wanted for the shooting of a DPS Trooper. If you have any information, you're ask to call DPS at (956)565-7600.

MCALLEN- A suspect accused of shooting a DPS Trooper remains on the run from authorities. 

According to DPS, a Trooper approached a crash scene, where a driver fled on foot around 8:45 Saturday night.

The Trooper found the alleged driver near the 1500 block of South Maltese Street in Edinburg.

After making contact with the alleged driver, the Trooper was shot.

He was taken to the hospital and is in surgery. 

Authorities believe the suspect remains in the area near North 10th Street and Freddy Gonzalez.

DPS is working with other local law enforcement agencies to locate the suspect.

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