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Texas city commissioner killed in gun battle with police

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Posted at 6:26 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 18:26:28-04

MISSION, Texas (AP) — A city commissioner in south Texas was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with police at his home.

Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said 39-year-old Sullivan City Commissioner Gabriel Salinas was found dead in his home early Friday following the shooting that occurred after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at Salinas' home in which his girlfriend was cut with a knife or machete and her 4-year-old son was injured.

Dominguez said the child was treated and released for a head injury and the 39-year-old woman was in critical condition, but expected to recover.