Authorities identify man involved in police shooting in Borger, officer recovering from gunshot wounds
BORGER, Texas (KFDA) - Authorities identified the man accused of shooting an officer twice at a Borger home Monday evening.
Borger Police Department said 38-year-old Gerardo “Jerry” Rodriguez is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapons against a peace officer, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member.
About 5:25 p.m., officers were called on a report of a domestic disturbance in the area of Yows Street and Haggard Street.
BPD said Rodriguez was using a family member as a human shield.
One of the responding BPD officers was struck twice by Rodriguez, police said, and officers returned fire but did not strike the suspect.
One of the shots the officer received was non-critical and the second shot struck the officer in the ballistic vest.
Rodriguez was taken into custody and the injured officer was rushed to the hospital.
The officer was flown to an Amarillo hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Authorities said he was evaluated by ER staff. He was struck in the arm by a bullet that missed bone and major blood vessels.
BPD is investigating the incident and additional charges may follow.
The identity of the officers involved will be released tomorrow, police said.
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