Temple robber dies in hospital

POSTED: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:31pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

TEMPLE -- New details in a Temple robbery that ended with an officer and suspect shot on March 6.

Police now say the suspect that was shot, 20-year-old Eriberto Herrera, has died in the hospital from gunshot wounds.

Police arrested two other robbers,19-year-old Andrew Chapa and 19-year-old Luis Corona, Jr. for aggravated robbery.

This after the three men robbed a Dollar General on West Adams Ave. and led police on a chase.

Herrera and Chapa ended up getting out of the car and running away. A police officer began chasing the men. That's when Herrera shot the officer in his leg and stomach.

The officer, Sgt. Brad Bennet, shot back, hitting Herrera.

Those wounds were fatal for Herrera.  His body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy.


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