Donna, TX Officer Shot on Way to Work.
A police officer from Donna, Texas is lucky to be alive today after being shot while riding a motorcycle on the way to work.
The unidentified officer was shot early Friday morning by an unknown assailant from another vehicle. The officer, who was in uniform, was riding a motorcycle from his McAllen home to the police department in Donna when the shooting occurred on South McColl Road said Lt. Joel Morales from the McAllen police who responded to the call for service at 5:18 a.m. Friday morning.
The officer, who had been in uniform, was traveling from his McAllen home to Donna when he was fired upon by a passenger in another vehicle as the officer traveled south on McColl Road, said Lt. Joel Morales, spokesperson for McAllen police.
“Reporting officers made contact with the reporting party and determined that (the) victim reported he was traveling south towards the city of Hidalgo, Texas on McColl Road and that a passenger in a vehicle in front of him exited and shot him,” he added.
In a fortunate stroke of luck for the involved officer, the bullet struck his bulletproof vest, causing no injury to the officer from the round fired by the assailant.
The officer after being struck, fled the scene and returned home where he notified McAllen police of the incident.
The Donna police chief stated that the officer was in his first year of police work for the department and had previously worked as a firefighter/paramedic for the city before becoming a police officer.
The Mayor of Donna Rick Morales immediately offered a $2,500 bounty for anyone that could provide information on the shooting suspect.
“As a mayor, law enforcement, my police officers are very near and dear to me and I always make sure that they have the equipment and gear — everything that they need to be successful and to be safe so they can go home to their families after their shift,” Morales said.