POSTED: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:05am
UPDATED: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:06am
Chief's death results in homicide investigation.
LaJoya, TX — The Associated Press is reporting; the police chief in the South Texas town of La Joya has been found dead, and for now investigators are treating it as a homicide investigation.
A Hidalgo County sheriff's supervisor confirmed early Friday that Police Chief Jose Del Angel was found dead Thursday night inside his police vehicle, which was parked in a vacant lot.
Sheriff Lupe Trevino tells The Monitor newspaper that investigators believe Del Angel was shot in the chest. Trevino says the case is being treated as a homicide, though an autopsy would determine if the gunshots were self-inflicted or fired by someone else.
La Joya is about 18 miles west of McAllen.