Tag: Olmito

A chase for a violent inmate ended in a shooting in San Benito

Olmito (KFXV) — A chase for an inmate who escaped from authorities and then killed someone during a carjacking, ended in a shooting in San Benito. Authorities tell us the inmate whose been identified as Miguel Garcia died after a gunshot exchange with law enforcement. According to Brownsville police, it was near one this afternoon when the received a call of an aggravated assault on the 3700 block of Boca Chica Boulevard. A county inmate, identified as Miguel Garcia, was being transported to receive medical attention when he attacked the county guard. The suspect swam across a resaca to...

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Olmito Blaze Consumes Over 300 Acres

Olmito (KFXV) — The Brownsville Fire Department says after fighting the fire for over 36 hours, the blaze consumes over 300 acres of land. These images from Brownsville Fire Department were released to appreciate the severity of the incident. Officials say the ordeal started as a grass fire that spread to different areas damaging 3 abandoned buildings. Reason why Fire Chief, Carlos Elizondo explained why this fire has needed the collaboration of more than 8 fire departments as the strong winds were a problem when trying to put out the...

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Firefighters Battle Olmito Blaze for Second Day

Olmito (KFXV) — On the intersection of FM 1732 and Carmen Avenue where fire units remain on the scene making sure this more than 24 hour fire is completely put out. Strong winds, shredded tires and brush were only several of the factors that help intensify and prolong this fire. Gerardo Cisneros is a manager at this local business a place that’s suffered damages including a burnt fence due to the fire. Two other buildings did not have the same luck and were completely consumed by the flames. At this point, no injuries are reported, however authorities continue monitoring...

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Convenience Store Shooting Leaves One Injured

Olmito (KFXV) — Authorities continue investigating a shooting that left one person with gunshot wounds outside of a convenience store. Police say an argument between three suspects in the bathroom of the store, located on Hwy 77 and FM 511 is what lead to the shooting. It’s believed that the victim went to his car to get a gun, supposedly shooting towards the suspected aggressors. The victim was transported to a hospital where was treated for his gunshot wounds. Police are reviewing surveillance videos to try to identify the suspects. The investigation...

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Two Children Die in Olmito Fire

Olmito (KFXV) — A night of tragedy after the death of two children who were lost in a fire. Now authorities open an investigation to determine the cause of the blaze and why the children perished. Police and firefighters arrived on the scene on the 9000 block of Pagosa Street and found two children ages 3 and 7 badly burned. They were rushed to the hospital in critical condition but died a short time later. Officials say the children were left home alone. We’ll keep you updated on the details of this case as they become...

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