Yeah, you read that right. A suspect well known to the local police department decided he wanted to get into a gun fight with local law enforcement. His weapon of choice? A shotgun hidden in his pants.
Fortunately darwin was not on his side.
According to Kens5 Officer Jose Pargas appeared shaken by what happened in Dilley’s City Park. His duty partner at the scene, Officer Juan Gabriel Munoz, executed as any policeman could connected to an officer involved shooting.
“You okay, partner?” Munoz asked repeatedly.
The scene evolved from questions to a lethal shooting so quickly.
It started when the officers were trying to determine where the sound of gunfire came from in the wee hours of the morning. According to statements given by the officers to the Texas Rangers, Pargas’ personal vehicle was the victim of a shotgun blast the previous night.
Pargas told investigators the Dilley Police Department’s surveillance camera malfunctioned. So DPD security video missed who blasted the officer’s Mustang with a shotgun. Investigators said it was parked where other officers leave their personal vehicles.
The statement and body camera video shows both officers going to the city park. Munoz approached a man he saw sitting at a picnic table in the dark. Pargas, who told his partner to wait until he arrived, also approached at a distance.
Munoz: What are you doing out here?
Luna: I’m just smoking a cigarette.
Munoz: Smoking a cigarette?
Munoz: You have any weapons on you man?
Munoz: Cuz I just heard a shotgun blast right now.
The 25-year-old can be seen smoking a cigarette talking to the officers. He told officers he had his headphones on.
Pargas saw a bulge in Luna’s shirt.
Pargas: You don’t have a weapon on you man? Keep your hands out of your pocket. Keep your hands out of your pocket! (Gunfire)
Both officers are wearing body cameras. It captures Luna pulling a shotgun out of his pants. The video shows him being shot once in the head. The officers tell him not to move. He is still alive but appears lifeless….