Victor Solorzano will probably be an previous man when he will get out of federal jail — if he will get out. U.S. District Decide Sam Lindsey sentenced Solorzano, 32, to 567 months (forty seven years and three months) in federal jail Thursday for his position in a southwest Dallas shootout with federal brokers in 2015.
On Nov. 19 of that yr, Homeland Safety Investigations brokers went to Solorzano’s residence to put a courtroom-ordered monitoring system on his pickup as a part of an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking. As one of many brokers put in the system, Solorzano got here out of his residence with an AR-15 pistol and commenced capturing at him. Edgar Solorzano, Victor’s cousin, who lived throughout the road, got here out of his house capturing as nicely, firing on the agent with an AK-forty seven pistol.
Because the cousins continued firing, the agent who put in the system ran again to the pickup during which he’d arrived. When he hopped within the passenger aspect, the Solorzanos shot the pickup. The brokers, who didn’t hearth any photographs through the encounter, sped away because the Solorzanos continued to shoot. The cousins shot the agent who put in the system 4 occasions, within the hand and foot, however he wasn’t significantly injured. In line with federal officers, the Solorzanos fired no less than forty two photographs on the brokers and into their pickup.
After the capturing, Edgar Solorzano, who is about to be sentenced subsequent month for his position within the capturing, hid the weapons, placing one in his attic and one in a neighbor’s yard. Subsequent searches of the cousins’ homes turned up each weapons, further firearms, methamphetamine and supplies used to package deal and distribute the medicine, in accordance with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Northern District of Texas.
“This surprising instance of chilly-blooded violence in our neighborhoods and towards our regulation enforcement officers is strictly why we’ll by no means cease preventing the battle,” U.S. Lawyer John Parker stated Thursday. “Those that visitors in medicine deliver nothing however distress and dying to our communities they usually have to be stopped.”
In April, a Dallas jury convicted Solorzano of one rely of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, two counts of assault of a federal officer, and two counts of utilizing, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm throughout and in relation to a criminal offense of violence.