May 20, 2019
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 4 years ago
At approximately 8:05 p.m., a woman reported that her son, 33-year-old Juan Carlos Chapa Jr., had fired into her car with a handgun near the corner of Stewart Road and U.S. Business 83.
Espericueta arrived on the scene to assist in locating Chapa who was seen walking near the 1700 block of East Business Highway 83.
When Espericueta attempted to make contact, Chapa fled and simultaneously began firing his gun at Espericueta, hitting him.
Chapa, who had previous run-ins with law enforcement, continued to exchange gunfire with several officers and was also hit several times.