Name of burglary suspect shot by Edcouch officer still withheld

Authorities have still not publicly disclosed the name of the burglary suspect shot by Edcouch police on Easter morning.

On Tuesday morning, Edcouch police chief Roel Guerra said the man was in stable condition and would be charged with assault against a public servant.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, which happened at about 8:13 a.m. in the 2400 block of Santa Rosa Avenue.

Guerra said Sunday that officers responded to a theft report from a Dollar General before the shooting.

“Shortly after, the male subject became aggressive and grabbed a kitchen knife out of his waistband and ran towards the officer to attack him,” Guerra said previously.

According to the chief, the man was shot four times.

Guerra initially said Tuesday morning that he would identify the suspect, but didn’t immediately have the suspect’s name available.

When asked Tuesday afternoon whether police would identify the suspect, Guerra referred the newspaper to the sheriff’s office.

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Frank Medrano did not respond to an email inquiry sent early Tuesday afternoon by deadline.