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Hill County Constable Recovering After Being Shot During Police Chase

Officers returned fire at both of the suspects, one of whom died from his injuries

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A Hill County constable continues to recover in the hospital after he was shot during a pursuit of two men Thursday afternoon.

The chase ended in a shootout, during which authorities shot both men, killing one.

The Dallas Police Department said its fugitive unit was focused on arresting two wanted felony suspects when they were located Thursday in Ellis County.

The fugitive unit called for uniformed assistance from local agencies and the Ellis County Sheriff's Office and Waxahachie police responded.

When uniformed officers attempted to pull over the suspects, they fled.

Raw video from Texas Sky Rangers shows the end of a police chase in Alvarado Thursday, May 13, 2021.

During the chase, one or both of the suspects fired shots at officers and struck Hill County Constable Kevin Cordell. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but his condition had not been released as of Friday afternoon.

The chase ended near the city of Alvarado in Johnson County when one of the assisting agencies pitted the suspect's vehicle.

While still inside the disabled vehicle, both suspects started to fire at officers. The officers returned fire and struck both suspects.

Texas DPS on Friday identified the men as brothers Adrian and Hector Murillo -- both 19 years old and both from Dallas.

According to an update Friday, Adrian Murillo died of his injuries while Hector Murillo remained hospitalized.

The two were wanted by Dallas police for aggravated assault. Both are suspects in a murder case.

The Texas Rangers will lead the investigation.

“Kevin is just like a family member. What these cops go through every day, it’s scary. Very scary," said Casey McCade, a close friend of Cordell's.

McCabe said he met Cordell in 2019 when he and his son approached the uniformed Midlothian officer and his partner with cups from McCabe’s insurance company.

“Walked up to him and my little boy had two cups and Kevin, with kids especially, engaged Bentley," McCabe said. "He’s the most approachable police officer, just I mean a really great guy.”

The Midlothian Police Department, where Cordell is a part-time motorcycle officer shared information about a fund established to help the injured constable through the Chisholm Trail 100 Club of Johnson County. Click here for information about how to help.

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