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Texas Deputy Shot by Fugitive While Serving Warrant

A veteran Bexar County deputy was shot twice while attempting to arrest a fugitive Tuesday night.

Deputy Jose Esquivel, 49, was trying to apprehend Juan Daniel Conzales Jr., who was hiding in a laundry room in a home on the northwest side of the city, according The San Antonio Express News.

Esquivel was wearing a bulletproof vest and was wounded in the arms.

The 28-year veteran was transported to University Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Gonzales has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer along with the seven outstanding felony charges he was being apprehended on.

"We are keeping (Esquivel) in our prayers," Sheriff Susan Pamerleau told the newspaper. "This is a dangerous business and (deputies) put their lives on the line every day to keep our families safe."

Five members of the sheriff's warrant division responded to the home in the 11000 block of Dublin Place around 6:15 p.m. after receiving a tip.

Officials said that the team was aware Gonzales was a high-risk fugitive and took the necessary precautions.

After they knocked and no one answered, they announced themselves and opened the unlocked door.

As the team cleared the house, Esquivel neared the laundry room and as he entered the room, shots were fired at him.

Deputies rushed to the aid of their comrade and fire was returned at Gonzales, who wasn't hit.

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