Menu
Home

Crime & Courts

Juvenile driver from Texas chopper shooting recaptured

A 14-year-old driver whose high-speed flight from authorities near the Texas-Mexico border ended with two Guatemalan immigrants being shot to death by a trooper in a helicopter has been recaptured after he failed to appear in court.

The juvenile, whose identity is not being released, appeared before a judge Monday. He was arrested immediately after the Oct. 25 chase near La Joya, but confusion among authorities led to his release to his family.

A state trooper fired on the pickup truck from a police helicopter thinking it was carrying drugs, not nine immigrants. McAllen police arrested the teenager Friday on an unrelated theft charge.

Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Cox told The Associated Press he would likely face at least a charge for evading.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.07% dw 4.28%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.18% dw 3.26%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.50% dw 4.53%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.36% dw 3.43%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.69% up 3.56%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.36% -- 4.36%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.08% up 5.07%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.51% -- 4.51%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.51% -- 4.51%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% up 2.92%  
36 M Used Graph 3.47% up 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.21% -- 3.21%  
48 M Used Graph 2.98% -- 2.98%  
60 M New Graph 3.23% -- 3.23%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.34% dw 0.35%  
1 yr Graph 0.66% -- 0.66%  
5 yr Graph 1.34% dw 1.35%