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Man Charged With Attempted Capital Murder Following Officer Involved Shooting

One man has been charged in connection with an officer involved shooting that happened in early October.

Rico Robledo, 22, has been charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

The report says around 3 a.m. on Oct. 3, 2015, a state trooper saw a car behind a convenience store at Loop 250 and Thomason.

The car, being driven by Esmeralda Ramirez, 17, was stopped by a trooper as it was driving down the alley.

Midland County Deputy, Chris Hoban, stopped to assist the trooper and was told that there were two men were inside the store, identified as Joe Luis Villarreal, 21 and Rico Lee Robledo, 22.

The report says that's when the two men inside the store took off.

Villarreal hopped a fence near a business in the 5300 block of Thomason and was later found hiding in a backyard.

The other suspect, Robledo, attempted to hide behind a bush.

Authorities say, the deputy drove up to the curb and asked the Robledo to stand up.

That’s when Robledo stood up and started firing at the deputy who then returned fire, hitting Robledo in the head and groin.

The deputy had glass fragments in his arm but was treated and released.

Ramirez was charged with driving while intoxicated and attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

Villarreal was also charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer, unlawfully carrying a weapon and evading arrest.

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