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Officers injured during shootout with murder suspect

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Two officers were injured during La Joya, TX shootout with a murder suspect.  (Source: KNVO/CNN) Two officers were injured during La Joya, TX shootout with a murder suspect. (Source: KNVO/CNN)

LA JOYA, TX (KNVO/CNN) - Texas authorities exchanged gunfire with a murder suspect.

Border patrol agents were under fire as they tried to arrest a man in La Joya, TX on the Rio Grande River near the Gulf of Mexico.

Two law enforcement officers were shot, but both are expected to recover.

Authorities say the man was wanted for a murder in the Texas town of Edinburg.

He was also believed to be a member of the notorious "Texas Syndicate" prison gang.

The gunman had barricaded himself in an apartment and fired at sheriff's deputies and border patrol agents who surrounded him.

Officials say the gunman was killed in the standoff.

He was identified as Joaquin Cibrian, 29.

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