Gunman Killed and 2 Officers Wounded in Texas Bus Hijacking


Texas Police Kill Gunman after He Hijacked Dallas-area Bus

A gunman allegedly hijacked a public bus in Texas Sunday morning, causing a police chase that took up to an hour through some cities and a shooting that injured three officers and killed the suspect.

The gunman, identified by police as Ramon Thomas Villagomez, 31, got on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus roughly 11 a.m., with one passenger on board. Villagomez then started opening fire and forced the driver to keep driving.

The gunman never gave any explanation for his actions and did not provide a particular destination for the bus driver.

Police officers eventually used a spike to stop the bus along the freeway in the suburb of Rowlett, but the suspect continued shooting as he exited the bus after it had stopped. Officers returned fire and ended up killing him. Three officers were wounded in the incident, two sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and one was expected to recover soon.

According to the authorities, Villagomez was a suspect in the murder case of his girlfriend out of San Antonio. He was also a suspect in the aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon of a relative out of Brazoria County.