Laredo PD officer shot in face upgraded to 'good' condition

SAN ANTONIO - Laredo Police Department Officer Agapito Perez has been upgraded to "good" condition at University Hospital, the hospital said Thursday.

Perez, 33, was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit after suffering a gunshot wound to the face during a shootout at a Laredo convenience store. His condition was previously listed as "critical."

As KENS 5 reported, Laredo officers Aurturo Vela and Mario Casares Jr. were treated and released from University Hospital and the San Antonio Military Medical Center respectively.

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The suspect in this case, 55-year-old Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez, was wanted for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reyna Gonzalez Zamora that same day.

When police caught up with Rodriguez, he began shooting at them. They returned fire and he was later pronounced dead at a Laredo hospital.

Three officers were severely wounded, and a fourth suffered minor injuries.

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