Eric Torres, Mugshot courtesy Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Dept.
CHEROKEE CO., TX (KTRE) – Texas Rangers are leading an investigation into an officer involved shooting Sunday night that left two suspects wounded in Cherokee County.
According to a news release, "A Cherokee County deputy was investigating the sound of gunfire in the area around County Road 3303 and County Road 3304, when he encountered a vehicle occupied by two individuals. The vehicle quickly accelerated, attempting to run over the deputy, who fired upon the vehicle."
The deputy was unharmed, however, the driver and passenger of the vehicle were transported to local hospitals suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Capt. John R Raffield, Cherokee County SO.
Roel Jesus Gallegos, 20, of Jacksonville was released early Monday morning. Upon his release from the hospital, Gallegos was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (vehicle). He is jailed in lieu of a $200,000 bond set by Cherokee County JP Tony Johnson.
A second suspect who is identified as Eric Carlos Torres, 18, of Jacksonville was arrested by Cherokee County detectives Tuesday afternoon at ETMC in Tyler. Torres was transferred to the county jail. His bond is set at $500,000.
In addition to an investigation by Cherokee County SO, Texas Rangers are also looking into the shooting incident which was reported around 11:30 Sunday night. The name of the deputy involved in the shooting has not yet been released.
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