WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EVENT #23-8578, ACTIVE PUBLIC THREAT
This past evening, APPD officers were sent to the Microtel Inn for a suspicious male in a black sedan circling the area. The vehicle was described as a possible Ford Crown Victoria. Ultimately, AP officers could not locate the vehicle after receiving multiple calls. However, some information provided to officers was that the male driver displayed a firearm to another motorist.
Using APPD’s newly installed license plate reader (LPR) system, funded by a grant and supplied by Flock Safety, officers located a vehicle matching the description and its license plate. The vehicle image and plate were shared with nearby agencies in a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) message.
Ingleside Police (IPD) located the vehicle after it had shot at another motorist. The driver, a 28-year-of-age male, was taken into custody on aggravated assault charges. The male was outfitted with military-style clothing and wore ballistic body armor. Additionally, officers feel he was not done with his criminal activities when caught.
We appreciate the diligent work of our APPD officers, the IPD’s assistance, and the collaborative effort of the community and other neighboring police agencies in bringing this volatile situation to a safe end. Additionally, we are blessed to have recently deployed our new LPR system, which helped us put the pieces of this puzzle together. Thank you, Flock Safety and Texas’ Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (granting agency)!
If the public has any information about other events involving this vehicle, please share it with their local police agency. We’re confident this isn’t the first time this subject has engaged in criminality involving this vehicle.