Two illegal aliens from Guatemala died when a Texas Department of Public Safety rifleman opened fire from a helicopter on a red pickup fleeing after a game warden attempted to stop it on suspicion of drug smuggling.
“During the pursuit, the vehicle appeared to have a typical ‘covered’ drug load in the bed of the truck,” DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said. “DPS aircraft joined the pursuit of the suspected drug load, which was traveling at reckless speeds, endangering the public. A DPS trooper discharged his firearm from the helicopter to disable the vehicle.”
No drugs were found in the truck.