By BETSY BLANEY, The Associated Press
Joshua Manuel Lopez is seen in an undated photo provided by the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. Bexar County Sheriff’s Office’s Rosanne Hughes said Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, that Lopez, 24, has been charged in connection with the death of Police Chief Michael Pimentel of Elmendorf, Texas. Pimentel was making a stop Saturday to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti, when an assailant fired, hitting the chief several times in the shoulder and abdomen. (AP Photo/Bexar County Sheriff’s Office)
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A sheriff's spokeswoman says a 24-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town Texas police chief.Rosanne Hughes with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that Joshua Manuel Lopez faces a charge of capital murder of a police officer in the killing of Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel.Pimentel was shot while making a stop Saturday to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti. He was struck in the shoulder and abdomen and pronounced dead at a hospital.Hughes says investigators are looking into Lopez's background.Lopez remained in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center on a $1 million bond Sunday. Information about whether he has an attorney was unavailable.Elmendorf has around 1,500 residents and is about 25 miles southeast of San Antonio.
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