Dallas Man Sentenced For His Role in November 2015 Armed Assault on Federal Officers
Dallas, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   2017 Holiday Patrol and Impaired Driver Initiative
ߦ   Another Firearms Smuggler Heads to Prison
ߦ   Central Texas police department gets creative in preventing package thefts this holiday season
ߦ   Dallas police chief trying new strategies to fill officer shortage
ߦ   Fatality Traffic Collision
ߦ   Fort Worth police run out of rewards for guns exchanged at buyback event
ߦ   Fraudsters Sentenced in Second Chance Lending Scheme
ߦ   Freeport fisherman to be sentenced for catching red snapper without commercial license
ߦ   Galveston council approves hiring of Dallas' police official as new chief
ߦ   Galveston Jury Finds Man Guilty of Possession of Child Pornography
ߦ   Houston bounty hunter facing detention hearing
ߦ   Information In Galveston "Little Jacob" Case Still Sought
ߦ   Law enforcement drones stolen from official's vehicle
ߦ   Missouri City couple found dead days apart
ߦ   New app collects spare change toward bail
ߦ   New FBI report details crime in 2016
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Teacher raped by 4-time felon at Ferguson prison unit
ߦ   Teen robbed, raped while waiting at railroad crossing in Angleton
ߦ   Texas Municipal Police Association rallies for unity with police
ߦ   BACODA screens documentary on opioid epidemic
ߦ   Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Childs Death Ruled Homicide - Update
ߦ   Constables Arrests Suspect Posing As Police Officer
ߦ   County Attorney Vince Ryan Sues Big Pharma
ߦ   Dallas Man Sentenced to 114 Months in Federal Prison for Bank Robberies
ߦ   Galveston County Sheriff's Office - Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Guilty Plea Brings Life Without Parole
ߦ   Guilty Pleas in Three Computer Crime Cases Involving Significant DDoS Attacks
ߦ   Home Burglars Wanted By Law Enforcement
ߦ   Houston Area Man Sentenced for Role in Cocaine Distribution
ߦ   Houston Man Taken into Custody on Charges of Terrorism
ߦ   Judge Finds Sugar Land Resident Guilty of Child Pornography Charges
ߦ   Jury Convicts Janitor Service In Alamodome Fraud

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

DALLAS — Edgar Solorzano, 24, of Dallas, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 231 months in federal prison for the November 19, 2015 armed assault of two federal law enforcement officers in southwest Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

In April 2017, Solorzano pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during in relation to a crime of violence.  He has been in custody since the time of his arrest in August 2016.

Co-defendant Victor Manuel Solorzano, 32, was convicted, following a four-day trial, of one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, two counts of assault of a federal officer, and two counts of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  Victor Solorzano was sentenced on November 3, 2017 to 567 months in federal prison. 

According to documents filed in the case, on November 19, 2015, Victor and Edgar Solorzano, cousins who lived across the street from each other, fired numerous gunshots at two federal officers with the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with high-powered, semi-automatic firearms, and riddled their pickup truck with bullets as the officers fled.

 

          Officers went to install a court-ordered tracking device on Victor Solorzano’s vehicle at his residence on Wilbur Street in Dallas, Texas. Victor was under federal investigation by HSI for trafficking methamphetamine at the time. Immediately after installing the tracking device on Victor’s vehicle, Victor, armed with a pistol, confronted the officer in the street and began firing at the officer. The officer got inside the passenger’s side of a pickup as Victor and Edgar began firing numerous gunshots at the two federal officers, who did not return fire. Victor and Edgar continued firing at the federal officers as they sped away. The officer who installed the court-ordered tracking device sustained four non­fatal bullet wounds and the pickup driven by the other officer sustained numerous bullet strikes, all from the back.

 

After the shooting, Edgar hid the pistol in the attic of his residence and the pistol used by Victor in a neighbor’s backyard. The police searched Edgar’s residence and found the pistol hidden in the attic. The police also found in Edgar’s bedroom more than eight grams of methamphetamine, drug-distribution paraphernalia, and a variety of firearms and ammunition. The pistol used by Victor was found in the neighbor’s backyard.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Dallas Police Department and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated.  Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay and Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Kull and Rachael Jones prosecuted.



Comments:
Throw away the key.
Posted by jf at 11/21/2017 3:38:38 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
<b>Ad Info (409) 632-0042
Ad Info (409) 632-0042
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2017 The Police News. All rights reserved.