New Charge For Man Accused Of Shooting Denton Police Officer

L.P. Phillips
November 05, 2019 - 2:20 pm
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DENTON (1080 KRLD) - A new charge and a new bond for the man accused in the shooting of a Denton Police officer one week ago today.

Investigators now believe Antwon Pinkston, 33 Fort Worth, not only shot and wounded Denton Police officer Urbino Rodriguez Jr...they think he shot at the officer who was Rodriguez's backup.

A charge of aggravated assault of a public servant has been added to the existing charge of attempted capital murder of a police officer according to Denton County jail records, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Denton County District Attorneyu's office.

The D.A.'s office says the new charge reflects a second shot that investigators believe was fired at the second officer.

Pinkston's bond was also raised from $5,000,000 to $6,000,000.

Pinkston and Michele Stacey were arrested in Carrollton shortly after Rodriguez shot head and femer. Stacey is being held without bond for a parole violation.

Rodriguez has undergone two surguries that have been made public, one for the head wound and another for the shattered femer.

Police have not updated Rodriguez's condition, other than to say he is improving and stable.