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Texas police officer shot, killed during pursuit of 2 men along southern border

A San Benito, Texas, police officer was fatally shot while pursuing two men — one of whom was from Mexico — who sped off during a traffic stop, swapped vehicles, raced through several cities along the southern border of the state, and were finally arrested hours later.

San Benito Police Department Chief Mario Perea told reporters on Wednesday that Lt. Milton Resendez was struck in the abdomen by a bullet that went through the door of his patrol car.

The bullet hit below Resendez’s body armor, and he was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

“He cared about everyone. He got along with everyone,” Perea said of Resendez, a 30-year veteran police officer.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and is being conducted by Texas Rangers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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