Man flees traffic stop, shoots at Mineola police officer

Suspect is not in custody at this time, though police know his identity

Man Fires At Police In Mineola

MINEOLA, Texas (KLTV) - Multiple departments worked to search for a man who fired a gun at Mineola police late Monday night.

Tony Ybarra
Tony Ybarra (Source: Mineola police)

Police say Tony Saucedo Ybarra, 27, is 5-foot-11, 200 pounds and he has black hair and brown eyes. A warrant has been issued for aggravated assault against a public servant.

Accorging to the Mineola police Facebook page, officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of North Pacific Street at 9:25 p.m., as a man and woman looked intoxicated. They then got into a Lincoln Towncar and left the parking lot, going southbound on North Pacific Street.

Tony Ybarra
Tony Ybarra (Source: Mineola police)

Police tried to stop the vehicle in the 1200 block of North Johnson Street. The driver got out and ran south, across Greenville Highway and south on Johnson Street. Officers chased after him and at some point the man shot his gun.

Police set up a perimeter and other law enforcement agencies arrived to assist. A track of the suspect was completed by a K9.

Mineola Police Department vehicles on scene.
Mineola Police Department vehicles on scene.

Ybarra has ties to the Quitman, Lake Fork and Mineola areas.

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