A Primera Police Officer is on administrative leave after responding to a possible case of domestic violence Sunday morning at 16411 Specialist Eric D. Salinas Street.
Primera Police Chief Manuel Treviño says his officer arrived to the scene to find a man walking out from the back carrying weapons, who repeatedly refused to put his weapons down.
According to police, William Hargrove, 66 years old, shot at the Primera Police Officer, whose identity has not been released.
Chief Trevino says Hargrove was shot in the leg and transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center for surgery.
The Texas Rangers are investigating the case to determine if the officer at the scene followed protocol.
FOX 2 asked to see the dash cam video, but Chief Trevino explains the Texas Rangers are holding it for evidence.
“My officer reacted properly,” said Chief Trevino, “His focus was to protect any other victims and himself.”
Along with that video, the Texas Rangers also seized a 22-gauge shotgun and two handguns from the scene.
Once Hargrove recovers from surgery, officials are expecting to move forward with suitable charges, even if that means having the judge there in the hospital.
Chief Trevino added that in cases like these, no one really wins.
We will keep you updated as it develops.
Jessica Solis, FOX 2 News.