Four Arrested, Charged with Capital Murder in Wild Shootout That Left Sheriff's Deputy Injured

Eric Deluna: One of four charged.
Eric Deluna: One of four charged.
Photo by HCSO

Four arrests have been made in the wake of a wild drug-related shootout that left one man dead and a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy injured, HCSO has announced.

The deputy, working undercover, was tailing an 18-wheeler carrying a large amount of marijuana Monday on Hollister near Bourgeois in the northwest part of the county when three SUVs pulled up to the truck, and occupants started shooting.

The deputy and officers with other law-enforcement agencies joined in the gunfire. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was hit in the leg and is expected to recover.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was killed.

The arrested men, all charged with capital murder, were Fernando Tavera, 19, Eric Deluna, 23, Ricardo Ramirez, 35, and Rolando Resendiz, 28.

The identity of the victim has also not been released.


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