3-Time Deportee Charged With Running Over Police Officer
A man deported from the United States three times is accused of running over a Dallas police officer and backing into a second cop.
The illegal immigrant, Eduardo Gonzalez-Rio, is being held in the Dallas County Jail, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Gonzalez-Rio, 29, was escorted out of a nightclub early Monday morning. He got into his SUV, ramped up over a curb and ran the vehicle into Senior Cpl. Ed Lujan twice, critically injuring the officer, police said.
Lujan was “working off duty at [the] local nightclub to provide for his family” and “sustained critical injuries,” according to a statement from the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported that the SUV backed into another officer, but he suffered no injuries.
Police said Sgt. Shannon Browning and Senior Cpl. Antonio Barrientos shot Gonzalez-Rio in the arm outside the Kalua Discotheque.
After being treated at a hospital, Gonzalez-Rio was booked and jailed Wednesday on three charges of aggravated assault on a public servant, according to the Associated Press.
Here illegally from Mexico, Gonzalez-Rio reportedly had been deported in 2004, 2005 and 2011. Local TV station WFAA News 8 said the deportations happened twice near Harlingen, Texas, and most recently in Kansas City, Mo.