Mugshot of Eduardo Gonzalez-Rios. Charged in Agg Assault of Det. Ed Lujan pic.twitter.com/zdC8y6RxxG
— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) November 11, 2015
After he was asked to leave Kalua Discotheque in Dallas, Texas, Eduardo Gonzalez-Rios, 29, allegedly got into his SUV and drove onto the curb where he ran "completely over" Senior Corporal officer Ed Lujan.
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Although this is the first time Gonzalez-Rios has been arrested for a crime, this is the fourth time that his citizenship has come into question.
According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Gonzalez-Rios had been deported to Mexico three times prior to the nightclub incident.
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In November, 2004, he was caught near Harlingen, Texas and was sent back to Mexico later that day. In May 2005, he was caught in Harlingen again, and again sent back within 24 hours. In September, 2011, the Mexican man was apprehended in Kansas City, Missouri. He was deported a few days later.
While this is Gonzalez-Rios' first reported encounter with a violent crime, authorities say that his running over the officer was, in fact, intentional and seemed to be an attempt to flee from authorities after being kicked out of Kalua Discotheque.
%shareLinks-quote="Who knows how long [Gonzalez-Rios] has been here? Who knows how many times he has come back and forth across the border?" type="quote" author="Wade Emmert" authordesc="Dallas County Republican Party chairman" isquoteoftheday="false"%
Two nearby officers saw what was happening to their colleague and opened fire on Gonzalez-Rios, shooting him in the arm. He has since been treated and released for his shot wound, and is now an inmate at the Dallas County jail on charges of aggravated assault on a public servant.
"When confronted with the findings," reads a court document from the case, "the defendant admitted to being a citizen of Mexico and to having been born in Mexico." If and when he is released from prison, he will be deported to Mexico for a fourth time.
%shareLinks-quote="Lujan, although suffering a broken sternum, nose, ribs, tibia and ankle, as well as a fractured vertebra and skull, is said to be in good spirits." type="spreadWord"%
Two funds have been set up to assist officer Edmundo Lujan with his medical expenses -- click here to contribute!
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