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Vicente Velasquez, 42
Mission, Texas
July 21, 2017

Agencies: Mission Police Department - Texas

Last updated: 7 months ago

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42-year-old Vicente Velasquez was shot and killed during a gunfire exchange with officers on Friday evening, july 21, 2017 according to a news release from the Mission Police Department.

At 8:24 p.m., the Mission Police Communications Bureau received two calls regarding shots being fired near apartment 20 at 1300 Aldea St. Police arrived at the scene and made contact with Vicente Velasquez, 42, who possessed a handgun in close proximity to apartment 20. When police attempted to diffuse the situation, the 42-year-old man "engaged the police officers inside the apartment and there was and exchange of gunfire," according to the news release.

Mission police were not hurt during the gunfire exchange, according to the news release.