A not guilty plea from a man accused in the Independence Day shooting of a Brownsville police officer. 38-year-old Luis Armendariz was arraigned Tuesday on charges contained in a 12-count indictment handed up last month, including attempted capital murder of a peace officer and aggravated robbery.
Police had responded to a robbery at the CVS store on East Alton Gloor Boulevard early the morning of July 4th. Armendariz, armed with a gun, was in the pharmacy demanding pain-killers and anti-anxiety drugs, and threatening to shoot. When officers arrived, there was an exchange of gunfire.
One of the officers got shot in the leg, Armendariz was struck in the leg and stomach. Both have since recovered.