Denton Officer Alert, Showing Signs of Improvement

A Denton police officer shot during a traffic stop in October is now alert and showing signs of improvement.

Urbano Rodriguez Jr., a five-year veteran of the Denton Police Department, remains in stable condition.

The Denton Police Department said Officer Rodriguez is going to have a long road to recover, but he is improving.

Rodriguez was shot twice, once in the head and once in the leg, during a traffic stop on West University Drive a few minutes after midnight on October 29.

The man accused of shooting Rodriguez is now facing a new charge.

Antwon Pinkston is now facing Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant charges, according to our media partner KRLD News Radio 1080. Pinkston was already facing Attempted Capital Murder Charges.

Investigators said Pinkston shot Rodriguez in the head during a traffic stop.

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