Police officer Edelmiro Garza and police officer Ismael Chavez, from McAllen PD, were shot and killed on July 11 while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in McAllen. Read Edelmiro and Ismael Wiki, Photo, Facebook details.
The shooting took place in broad daylight around 4 PM, a neighbour reported. McAllen Police Chief is dishearted to hear the demise of two of his fellow police officers. He disclosed the identity of two officers during a press conference on Saturday night. Read 5 Facts about the two Texas police officers shot dead.
Edelmiro Garza & Ismael Chauvez Wiki, Photo, Family, Age Details
Police Officer Edelmiro Garza Wiki, Age, Photo, Family
Edelmiro Garza, 45-years-old, was shot and killed from an ambush in a home at Queta Avenue and South 35th Street near Los Encinos Park, Texas, US.
Garza served the McAllen Police Department for nine years.
Garza was happily married, and no information about his children or wife is available at the moment. His wife has not yet spoken to the police or media. We’ll update it here as soon as a statement is available from his family.
Police Officer Ismael Chavez Wiki, Bio, Photo, Age, Family Details
Ismael Chavez reported at the domestic violence scene along with Garza. Ismael was 39-years-old at the time of his death.
Ismael served the McAllen PD for two and a half years.
Ismael Chavez Family: The late McAllen police officer was happily married and left behind two children, according to his Facebook profile. His wife also has not responded to the press conferences.
Both Edelmiro and Ismael did not wear body cameras. And the dashcam did not record any footage of the shooting as the car was parking away from the home.
Edelmiro & Ismael Were Killed In An Ambush
The two officers lost their lives in an ambush shooting. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Aldon Ignacio Caramillo, called the police department for a fake domestic violence case and then shot the two officers when they arrived at the scene.
“What I’m trying to tell you is the officers never had a chance to suspect a deadly assault on them,” McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said while expressing deep grievances to having lost two of his good friends.
“These are difficult moments,” he continued, “The officers came here to maintain peace. Instead, they were taken down by gunfire.”
The Chief has not disclosed any further details of the ambush.
The Suspect Aldon Caramillo Shot Himself Dead
The other policemen arrived at the scene after a neighbour heard and reported several gunshots fired in close proximity. The officers approached Aldon while he hid behind a vehicle, and they told him to drop the gun, according to Rodriguez. Aldon had already killed police officer Edelmiro Graza and police officer Ismael Chavez McAllen PD.
The police force grew and surrounded the area, repeatedly yelled at the suspect to lower his weapon. It’s when the suspect Aldon Caramillo pulled the gun on himself, Rodriguez confirmed.
“The officers did not draw their weapon, did not fire, did not stand a chance,” Rodriguez said, according to KRGV.
Aldon was previously convicted or several crimes including drunken driving, assault charges, fleeing from officers, and marijuana possession. The criminal record recorded his latest arrest in last month.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Full Support to the Families & McAllen PD
Gov. Greg has stated to help the police department in further investigation and providing the necessary support to Edelmiro Graza and Ismael Chavez’s families.
He tweeted, “Two of the finest were killed in the line of duty while working to protect the residents in their community.” He added, “I’ve spoken with McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez and offered the full support of the State of Texas. We unite to #BackTheBlue.”
Friends Grieve the Death of Edelmiro Graza and Ismael Chavez
Rodriguez is the most affected by the incident. He said the next few days are going to be “very, very difficult.”
“I cannot tell you how many calls I’ve taken, or missed, in the last couple hours,” Rodriguez said.
“Our department and our officers stand by each other. … Together we’re strong, and I think that’s what will help us through these next few weeks,” he added.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted:-
Our prayers and full support are with the valiant men and women of the #CityofMcAllen PD this evening.
This office will provide any assistance requested in the days ahead. We are grateful for police in McAllen and around this great state.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) July 11, 2020
Texas Gov. Abbott consoled the deceased’s family over a phone call and spoke with the other police officers to fill them with determination and love.
U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, tweeted to console the families of two police officers shot in McAllen Texas – Ismael Chavez and Edelmiro Graza.
“This is devastating news to our community. My heart breaks for these fallen officers and their families. They served McAllen bravely and honourably, and I will keep them in my prayers,” Gonzalez stated.
Stay tuned for more updates on Edelmiro Graza and Ismael Chauvez Police Officers from their families.