Texas Rangers Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Three Rivers

A police officer in Three Rivers is on paid administrative leave after shooting and killing a man during a routine traffic stop.

Three Rivers Police Chief Vance Roberts said the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night. 25-year old Margarito Martinez-Gallegos was pulled over near his home, when he got out of his car and fled inside his home.

Officers were able to get ahold of Gallegos, but there was a struggle inside of the home. Gallegos managed to take away a police officer's Taser and used it on that officer. When the suspect aimed the Taser at the other officer, that officer shot Gallegos.

The officer who was Tased was transported to the hospital.

The officer who fired the shot was placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated by Texas Rangers.


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