First Homicide of 2014




The scene of the shooting cordoned off at 4th and Sanchez Street in Pleasanton. Rick Estrada, 23, was allegedly shot at this scene, and was found at the 300 block of 2nd Street in Pleasanton.

The scene of the shooting cordoned off at 4th and Sanchez Street in Pleasanton. Rick Estrada, 23, was allegedly shot at this scene, and was found at the 300 block of 2nd Street in Pleasanton.

Late in the evening on January 6, 2014, Pleasanton Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call at the 600 block of Sanchez Street. They discovered a shooting victim, 23-yearold Rick Estrada, at the 300 block of 2nd Street after officers followed a speeding vehicle. Estrada, allegedly shot several times, died before medical help arrived.

Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez says that the Pleasanton Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Division and the Texas Rangers are currently investigating the incident, which they are treating as a homicide. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department, the Jourdanton Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted at the crime scene.

Chief Sanchez said “Although it is still early in the investigation, we will release more information as it becomes available.”


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