San Marcos-On Tuesday, the San Marcos police released details about the shooter who killed Officer Justin Putnam an wounded Officers Franco Stewart and Justin Mueller in April.
On April 18, police responded to a call for a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they were ambushed by Jose Alfredo Perez DeLaCruz. He was armed with a rifle and was wearing body armor. DeLaCruz shot the officers and then fatally shot himself.
Police confirmed that DeLaCuz was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who had been in the United States since the 1990s. Police say they believe DeLaCruz went by several aliases.
“No additional criminal record has been located for the shooter and the case remains active,” police wrote in the news release.
Officers Stewart and Mueller have been released from the hospital and are recovering at home. Funeral services for Officer Putnam have been postponed under after COVID restrictions are lifted.
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