Two police officers are dead after a shooting in McAllen

The suspect committed suicide after shooting the officers

MCALLEN, Texas –  Two Texas police officers are dead after a suspect shot them and then killed himself. Chief Victor Rodriguez of McAllen says the officers responded to a domestic disturbance saturday. He says the suspect killed them as they approached the door. The officers are identified as Edelmiro Garza jr. and Ismael Chavez. The chief says when other law enforcement arrived on the scene the suspect committed suicide. Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement on the tragic shooting.

“The hearts of every Texan are broken tonight as two of our finest in the City of McAllen Police Department have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We are praying for our frontline heroes in McAllen and around the state. This office stands ready to assist however we can.”