PHARR, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old Mexican national driving a suspected stolen vehicle was hospitalized after he tried to crash through a booth at a border bridge in Pharr and was shot by police.
Pharr Police Chief Ruben Villescas told The Monitor of McAllen (bit.ly/PFyrbo) the teenager was in a pickup truck Friday afternoon and tried to get over the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. He rammed a vehicle in front of him that was carrying a family, then tried to flee when an officer attempted to stop him.
Villescas says the officer shot into the door of the pickup, wounding the teenager.
The injuries were not believed critical. Name of the teen was not released.
The chief says auto theft is lucrative if the thief can make it over the border into Mexico.
Information from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com