Texas state trooper hit by gunfire from Mexico
FRONTON, Texas — A Texas state trooper was wounded on the TexasMexico border by a bullet traced to a gunbattle underway on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
Lt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the trooper was struck in the leg by what may have been an errant bullet from across the river.
Hernandez said it was unclear if the gunfight involved the Mexican military or state police.
The Texas state trooper was hit about 1 p.m. Friday while on foot patrol in the Starr County border com- munity of Fronton, about 105 miles upstream from Brownsville.
The trooper, whose identity hasn’t been released, was airlifted to a McAllen hospital, where he was in stable condition with what Hernandez says is a non-life-threatening wound.