19-year-old from Bloomington shooting appeared in federal court

19-year-old from Bloomington shooting appeared in federal court

BLOOMINGTON, Texas – Newscenter 25 first reported on the shooting of a 19-year-old in Bloomington last week.

Jose Luis Vasquez appeared in federal court in Corpus Christi Tuesday morning, according to a release by the United States Department of Justice.

The news release confirmed Vasquez has been charged with assault on a federal officer and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According to a statement in the news release, ‘the criminal complaint, filed Feb. 4, alleges law enforcement had attempted to arrest Vazquez at his residence on the afternoon of February 3.’

Authorities announced their presence and called out to him, according to the allegations.

The Victoria County Sheriff’s Officers confirmed officers arrived at a residence in the 76 block of East Hatchett to serve felony arrest warrants on 19-year-old Jose Vasquez.

The warrants were served for Manufacture/ Delivery of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, the sheriff’s office said.

As officers arrived to the residence, Vasquez fired a weapon at police multiple times, according to the sheriff’s office.

During the exchange, Vasquez was struck.

According to the release, a complaint alleges Vasquez had fired a Smith and Wesson M&P40, .40 caliber semi automatic pistol during the altercation.

If Vasquez is convicted, he could face up to 20 years in Federal Prison.

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