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Two Officers, Suspect Die in Ambush Attack in Texas Border Town

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Two police officers were killed in the Texas border town of McAllen on Saturday, in what authorities are describing as an ambush shooting.

According to reports, the gunman later killed himself after a shootout with other responding officers.

The slain officers have been identified as 45-year-old Edelmiro Garza and 39-year-old Ismael Chavez.

They were responding to a domestic disturbance complaint.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted:

“We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City,” McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez told a newspaper via text message.

Officials with the City of McAllen posted:

Courtesy: McAllen Police Department/Facebook