After the dramatic scene last night on I-35 north of Laredo, authorities are now giving out more information on what happened.
Yesterday preliminary reports showed that authorities were in pursuit of a suspect wanting for questioning in a murder case out of Austin. According to authorities, 26-year-old Jose Sanchez Perez was spotted heading down I-35 in a gray colored vehicle. According to reports, Border Patrol agents who spotted Perez started to follow him and he eventually pulled over around mile marker 32. He allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot himself and a brief standoff followed. But border patrol says there was no standoff and no pursuit.
Jason Darling - BORDER PATROL " As the agents performed the vehicle stop, the vehicle pulled over immediately. However the driver did not comply with the request or instruction of the agents performing vehicle stop. He would not exit the vehicle."
That's when Border Patrol agents asked for the assistance of a helicopter. They say Perez was spotted inside the vehicle with bloodstains on his shirt. According to the Border Patrol, agents approached the vehicle and realized he had shot and killed himself. It is not clear whether or not the agents heard the shot. Border patrol says no officers shot at the man.