Elmendorf TX Police Chief Michael Pimentel Shot Dead During Traffic Stop
Elmendorf TX Police Chief Michael Pimentel Shot Dead During Traffic Stop

TRAGEDY:  Michael Pimentel, the police chief for Elmendorf, TX, was shot and killed by Joshua Manuel Lopez, during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

Lopez, 24, was arrested and faces charges of capital murder of a police officer, Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, said.

Police Chief Pimentel pulled over Joshua Manuel Lopez in a residential area, a struggle ensued and he was shot multiple times, Hughes said. Pimentel later died in a local hospital.

Lopez had an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti at the time he was pulled over.

Police Chief Michael Pimentel previously served as police chief of the San Antonio Independent School District, Officer Down Memorial Page reports.