Officer Involved Shooting Shocks Residents in Retirement Community


POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 3:27pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 8:09am

"It's such a shock; we had just had community dinner with these people," said neighbor, Randy Vannostrand.

Investigators were back at the scene Monday morning of an officer involved shooting off of Maple Rd. in Harlingen that took an 87 year old elderly man's life.

Sunday just before one in the afternoon Harlingen police were sent to the home on a domestic disturbance call.

"When the officers arrived he shot his wife right in front the presence of the officers," said Harlingen police detective, Sgt. David Osborne.

Police and other neighbors who had heard previous gunshots also witnessed the non-fatal shooting...

"whe whole community was in a real panic state," described Vannostrand.

It was after police say 87 year old Price Robinson Perrin shot his wife, that he began shooting at police.

"The officers took cover behind their vehicles and a third officer who was on the other side of the street approached the suspect from a considerable distance and opened fire at that point," said Sgt. Osborne.

Police are still trying to figure out why exactly Perrin went after his wife shooting her in the upper torso.

"A woman who called police said he was agitated yesterday and they were trying to get the guns from away, but there was one they didn't get away and that's the one he used for the assaults," said Vannostrand.

Why he was agitated can only be answered by a few people.

Primarily, his wife, the victim, who is reportedly in stable condition at Valley Baptist Medical Center and a daughter-in-law whom police say he also fired at.

Authorities say family who lives outside of the valley are also speaking with investigators to help with the case.



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