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A Federal Assault Charge Has Been Filed Against The Texas Man Suspected Of Killing A Swat Officer During A Standoff

A guy charged with killing a Texas SWAT officer during a standoff earlier this month was also charged with assaulting a federal officer who came to the site on Friday.
During the hours-long July 15 standoff at a residence in Levelland, Texas, near Lubbock, Omar Soto-Chavira, 22, allegedly fired multiple times at authorities, killing Lubbock County sheriff’s Sgt.
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In the encounter, Soto-Chavira is accused of injuring three additional cops.
Sgt. Levelland of the Levelland Police Department
Shawn Wilson, who was wounded in the head during the standoff, is still in critical condition, according to federal prosecutors.
TEXAS SWAT COMMANDER KILLED, 3 OTHER OFFICERS WOUNDED IN STANDOFF; SUSPECT ARRESTED Bartlett, who led the SWAT unit, was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after arriving.
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If Soto-Chavira fails to post the $500,000 bond set in the state case, he would be sent to federal detention, where criminal defendants can be held without bond, according to attorney Prerak Shah.
After being accused of abusing family members, Soto-Chavira bonded out of jail just four days before the standoff, according to Lubbock’s KAMC-TV.
Texas has experienced an increase in crimes committed by defendants on bond, and the state Senate enacted a bond reform bill earlier this month to address the issue.
DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APP HERE The nearly 11-hour standoff between the defendant and law enforcement began after a guy was reported as possibly armed along a street, according to authorities.
The Associated Press and Fox News’ Paul Best contributed to this story.

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