An officer died of his wounds Thursday after a shooting in Texas in which four other officers were wounded, police said.
Omar Soto Chavira, a 22-year-old man, surrendered to the police on Thursday night and was arrested, Lubbock 24 reported, citing police.
Following a report of a man who may have been armed and barricaded in a home in the small Texas town of Levelland, 50 kilometers from Lubbock, in the southern United States, a special rapid response unit was called in to reinforce the regime’s forces Thursday early in the afternoon.
“There was an exchange of fire,” Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department said, and Sergeant Josh Bartlett was wounded.
The police said on his Facebook account that he died of his injuries in hospital.
Levelland Police said in a statement on its Facebook account that four officers were injured.
The reasons that led to the shooting remained unclear.
Earlier, Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia said law enforcement had encountered a gunman during a routine traffic stop.
Garcia said the person who was seen driving recklessly was aggressive in front of law enforcement, calling him “extremely hostile,” according to CNN.