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Borger law enforcement looking for man who shot at Hutchinson County Sheriff

Christopher Garza
Borger Police Department and Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a man who shot at Hutchinson County Sheriff Kirk Coker on Wednesday.

Officials identified the suspect as 44-year-old Christopher Garza. Garza is considered armed and dangerous and police ask that he not be approached if spotted.

At approximately 3:30 pm, Sheriff Coker attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be involved in a separate unrelated shooting. The vehicle fled from Coker and a pursuit was initiated.

Multiple law enforcement vehicles were involved when the suspect began firing through the back window of the suspect vehicle. Sheriff Coker's patrol vehicle was struck in the windshield.

Law enforcement officials confirmed that Coker was not injured during the shooting.

Pursuing officers pulled back and maintain a safe distance because of the gunfire and the suspect began to pull away.. Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but found it a short time later in the 700 block of Brain street.

The suspect had fled from the vehicle. A perimeter was set up however Garza was not located.

Officers continue to search for Gaza. No officers or citizens have been injured as of this time.

If you have information on Garza’s location, please call Borger Dispatch at 806-273-0930 or 911 if it is an emergency.

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