Troopers identify suspect in Seagraves officer-involved shooting

Daniel Ray Garcia, Suspect in Seagraves officer involved shooting. Currently being held in...
Daniel Ray Garcia, Suspect in Seagraves officer involved shooting. Currently being held in Gaines County, charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer.(Gaines County Sheriff's Office | Gaines County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: May. 23, 2019 at 12:36 PM CDT
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SEAGRAVES, Texas (KCBD) - The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers have released the name of the suspect in the April 29 officer-involved shooting in Seagraves.

Daniel Ray Garcia has been charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and is being held in the Gaines County jail.

The shooting happened just after 7:30 p.m. at 9th Street and Ave. J in the Gaines County, roughly 60 miles southeast of Lubbock.

According to DPS Troopers, the incident started as a traffic stop that turned into a short chase. Ultimately both the officer and person involved were shot. Both were brought to UMC in Lubbock.

Officials with the Texas Rangers are continuing the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

The Seagraves Officer, Matt Zalewski, was released from UMC the day after the shooting.

Friends of Zalewski have started a GoFundMe account to help with medical costs CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

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