- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

FRITCH, Texas (AP) - Investigators say officers have shot and killed a suspect accused of firing at a Texas sheriff and a day later wounding a deputy.

Police in Borger (BOR’-gher) were seeking 44-year-old Christopher Garza when he was located Thursday near Fritch, 25 miles northeast of Amarillo.

Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley says the suspect shot Hutchinson County sheriff’s Deputy Gloria Robles. Other officers returned fire, killing Garza.

Barkley says the 26-year-old Robles was discharged Friday from a hospital. Details on her injuries weren’t released.

Sheriff Kirk Coker on Wednesday tried to stop an SUV linked to an unrelated shooting. Police say someone inside fired at Coker’s patrol vehicle, striking the windshield, then drove off. Coker wasn’t hurt.

A warrant was then issued for Garza for aggravated assault against a peace officer.


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