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by JustSomeOldGuy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen

Some of those involved have been tried and sentenced. Note that one of them had pulled the same type of robbery in Los Angeles and was caught, sentenced, and deported after serving his time.
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by JustSomeOldGuy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen

In a recent statement, McAllen Chief of Police identified 'orange shirt' as an off-duty McAllen PD officer, and 'blue shirt' as an off-duty Pharr PD (adjacent city to the east) officer, both of whom were shopping in the mall with their families at the time of the robbery.
by JustSomeOldGuy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen

I have no idea who the plainclothes were. The other side of the right hand wall in the video is the food court. That hallway tbones the seating area about thirty feet to the right of the jewelry store doorway. So probably a third of the diners present saw the robbers mask up, draw guns, and enter. They were probably the ones who reported the jewelry display case smashings as gunshots......
by JustSomeOldGuy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen

Watching security cam video again, I make it 1 minute 19 seconds from robbers making store entry to a McAllen PD uniform entering followed by two UC's. I'll bet the perps originally thought they'd have more time.
by JustSomeOldGuy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen

and for comic relief, we have an unidentified agency's team arriving late to the party and making entry into the mall, losing a mag from an AR in the process (+- 12 seconds in......)
Puro Valle, even when we look good we look like idiots....... :oops: :banghead:

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by JustSomeOldGuy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Active shooter has been reported at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen

local word is target was the Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelry store just off the food court, which has a direct entrance into the northeast parking lot.
other local scuttlebutt is between 3 and 7 perps, none of whom were U.S. citizens.
Police response time in McAllen for major crimes is generally 3 minutes or less. Add to that, the mall is on the north side of 1) the municipal international airport and 2) a Border Patrol substation. So that part of town is ALREADY crawling with local, state and federal law enforcement. At least two of the hotels directly adjacent the mall are predominately housing for DPS units on temporary border duty.
Waiting to see if City of McAllen or DPS has a press conference later today........

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